Pistons Hire Maurice Cheeks as Head Coach

Posted at 9:20 PM, Jun 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-10 21:20:31-04

AUBURRN HILLS, Mich — The Detroit Pistons have agreed to terms with Maurice Cheeks to be come the franchises 29th head coach.

Cheeks has spent time with both the Portland Trailblazers and Philadelphia 76ers as head coach and led both franchises to the playoffs.  Cheeks spent the past 4 seasons as an assistant coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Pistons have suffered through 5 straight losing seasons.