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Pistons fire Maurice Cheeks

According to multiple sources including ESPN theDetroit Pistonshave fired Maurice Cheeks just 50 games into his tenure as the team's head coach, multiple sources confirmed to ESPN.

Yahoo! Sports was the first to report early Sunday that Cheeks was fired.

Pistons general manager Joe Dumars informed Cheeks of the decision on Sunday morning, according to the report.

The Pistons went 21-29 under Cheeks, who previously had head-coaching stints with thePortland Trail BlazersandPhiladelphia 76ers.

Despite a new-look lineup featuringBrandon JenningsandJosh Smith, the Pistons entered Sunday as the No. 9 team in the Eastern Conference. MORE....


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