Monday, June 3rd, 2013 at 9:30 am  |  7 responses

Mo Cheeks Could Be Leading Candidate to Coach the Detroit Pistons

Reading the tea leaves — the Detroit Pistons had Mo Cheeks in for a third interview — there’s reason to believe the Pistons are inching ever closer to hiring a head coach. Per the Detroit Free Press: “Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Maurice Cheeks has emerged as a strong candidate — he had a third interview this past weekend. It was his first trip to the Detroit area to discuss the job. The first contact came several weeks ago via a phone interview. However, there isn’t a front-runner for the position, and the Pistons still have interest in former NBA head coach Nate McMillan. Cheeks, 56, was one of the league’s best point guards during a 15-year career spent mainly with the Philadelphia 76ers. He ran the point when Philly won the 1983 NBA title and played in four All-Star Games. He was head coach of the Sixers and Portland Trail Blazers, compiling a 284-286 record in eight seasons. His teams made the playoffs three times but failed to get out of the first round.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    does macmillan not want to coach? half of teams with vacancies should go hard after him

  • Stepfan Raiford

    It was rumored that he or Van Gundy were the favorites for the Clippers job.

  • shockexchange

    Coaching jobs with perennial losers like Detroit, Charlotte or New Orleans put a new spin on “One and done.” This will be Mo’s first coaching job, and his last.

  • KoloradoKobe

    You do know Mo’s been a head coach before, don’t you? lol

  • spit hot fiyah

    obviously not

  • shockexchange

    Nah. And he’s been “one and done” ever since.

  • cheryl todd

    tom gores is no basketball mind i miss will robertson chuck daily isiah laimbeer look what they did for dumars laimbeer fore coach deatroit owes him and the fans that”’s if you want to compete .