Report: Cheeks is front-runner for Pistons job
by Vince Ellis, USA TODAY Sports
Could the Detroit Pistons have their man?
A source with firsthand knowledge of the situation told the Detroit Free Press late this evening that Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Maurice Cheeks is the front-runner for the Pistons’ vacant coaching position.
The source requested not to be named because the deal isn’t final because details are being negotiated, but could be completed late Thursday or over the weekend.
Cheeks, who has been on staff with the Thunder for four seasons, has had two previous stints as an NBA head coach with Portland (2001-05) and Philadelphia (2005-08). He reached the playoffs twice in Portland (’02 and ’03) and once in Philadelphia (’08). His career record is 284-286.
Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski was first to report the news.
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