AUBURN HILLS- Joe Dumars claimed to have selected the consensus top coach available this off-season when he and Tom Gores came to agreement to hire new head coach; Maurice Cheeks. “I think you try to hire the best person for your particular team or particular situation. It doesn’t become a popularity contest. It becomes who can best connect with your team and your players.”
Since Maurice Cheeks emerged as the front runner for the coaching position, there has been mixed feelings buzzing in Motown. Considering Cheeks’ pedestrian 284-286 record, was he the right guy? We won’t know that until the conclusion of the upcoming season but as for now, all we can do is wait and watch.
Now that the coaching search is over, the front office can turn their attention to the next important off-season task; the NBA draft.
The Detroit Pistons seem to have found a nucleus that should blend well together if they are properly coached. Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe are on the rise to stardom and could ...