Mo Cheeks Could Be Leading Candidate to Coach the Detroit Pistons

by June 03, 2013

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.”