Detroit Pistons hire Maurice Cheeks as new coach
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 01:32:18 GMT —
The Detroit Pistons have hired former 76ers and Trail Blazers coach Maurice Cheeks.
The team announced the move Monday night.
Detroit fired Lawrence Frank in April, a day after the once-proud franchise finished 29-53. Frank was 54-94 in two seasons with the Pistons.
Cheeks was 284-286 in the regular season and 5-11 in the playoffs as coach of the Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trail Blazers.
He was fired by Philadelphia during the 2008-09 season with a 9-14 record. Cheeks spent the past four seasons as an Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach. The Chicago native played 15 seasons in the NBA, helping the Sixers win a championship in 1983.