Pistons fire Maurice Cheeks

Multiple sources are reporting the Pistons have fired head coach Maurice Cheeks after 50 games.

Multiple sources are reporting the Pistons have fired head coach Maurice Cheeks after 50 games.

According to multiple sources including ESPN the Detroit Pistons have 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 Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers.

Despite a new-look lineup featuring Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith, the Pistons entered Sunday as the No. 9 team in the Eastern Conference. MORE….

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