NBA: Website says Maurice Cheeks will be offered Pistons head coaching position

The Pistons reportedly have settled on Cheeks as their top choice to become the franchise's 33rd head coach.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: June 7, 2013
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According to a report posted Friday morning on MLive.com, an All Michigan website, Thunder assistant Maurice Cheeks will be offered the Detroit Pistons head coaching position.

The Pistons reportedly have settled on Cheeks as their top choice to become the franchise's 33rd head coach after he interviewed extensively with both owner Tom Gores and president of basketball operations Joe Dumars.

Cheeks was said to be one of two finalists for the job, along with former Seattle and Portland coach Nate McMillan.

Yahoo! Sports first reported the Pistons had settled upon Cheeks and intend to engage contract negotiations immediately.

Assuming the two sides reach terms, Cheeks will take over for Lawrence Frank, who was dismissed April 18 after two losing seasons.

Cheeks played 15 years in the NBA and won a 1983 championship as a guard for the Philadelphia 76ers, one of two teams he served as head coach.

Cheeks was 284-286 in parts of eight seasons as head coach of the Portland Trailblazers and Philadelphia 76ers.



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