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Detroit Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks will not be charged in a domestic incident that occurred Aug. 30 in Birmingham, Mich., Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper told the Detroit Free Press on Friday. Cheeks went to the Birmingham police station for questioning and was released after police were called to a Woodward Avenue address. He was not arrested. Birmingham police conducted an investigation and presented its findings to the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office. USA Today Sports

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Birmingham police were called to investigate a dispute involving Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks over the weekend. Cheeks, who will turn 57 next week, wasn’t arrested or booked, nor were there any charges filed by Birmingham police, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Cheeks was questioned at the scene and let go. The source requested anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the situation. Detroit News

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The next year, Dunleavy was gone, Maurice Cheeks was hired and the dysfunction continued. During the height of the Blazers' frequent run-ins with the law, I appeared in a segment on a national NBC halftime show, which chronicled the team's problems and fall from grace. The team watched the segment on the flight home from their game, and Pippen became enraged. He informed the media relations staff that I was not to be allowed access to him. Despite the warnings, the next game I did what I always did: Popped my head through the media scrum around Pippen's locker and asked him about the game. Pippen gave me a cold stare, looked around for the media relations director and blurted, "I told you to keep him away from me!" before abruptly ending the interview session after three questions, much to the chagrin of the gathered reporters. Oregonian

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Peter Vecsey: Don't know if it's news to you but it was news to me when told today Lionel Hollins turned down offer to become Maurice Cheeks' top aide. Twitter @PeterVecsey1

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Rodney Stuckey sat behind the Pistons bench Thursday at their summer-league game, an unexpected visitor to be certain. Hours earlier, he was pleasantly surprised by the news of Chauncey Billups’ return to the Pistons. The two exchanged text messages Thursday, and he also had an extended conversation with new coach Maurice Cheeks during the team’s morning shootaround. Former teammate and new assistant coach Rasheed Wallace was in on the talk. “(Cheeks) told me I’m one of the vets on this team, so it’s my time to lead,” Stuckey said after the Pistons’ 78-77 Summer League win over the Heat. “To get the guys involved and bring them along as well.” Detroit News

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The Pistons haven’t reached the postseason in four seasons, his boss is entering the last season of his contract and owner Tom Gores could be growing impatient with the pace of the rebuild. However, Cheeks’ reputation is high after four seasons on the bench in Oklahoma City under Scott Brooks. And his time around the winning ways of the Thunder — added to his experiences — can give some hope that maybe he is exactly what the Pistons need. “You have to have a coach that makes that connection with today’s player,” Dumars said. “I think that Mo has proven that throughout his career. He’s proven that with Oklahoma City — the ability to connect with today’s player.” Detroit Free Press

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Detroit Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko was treating the summer like he usually does. Hanging out at the practice facility Thursday morning, he was shooting around with teammates Khris Middleton and Kim English, informally. Then he realized it was time to get formal when new coach Maurice Cheeks walked in. “I had a couple flip-flops on, messing around and he told us, ‘When you’re in there, you’ve got to put in work,’ ” Jerebko said Thursday at the Palace following Cheeks’ introductory news conference. “He told us on Day 1 what he wanted, so I definitely respect that. ... I was encouraged. That’s what you want as a player, you want somebody to tell you what to do. I won’t be wearing my flip-flops out there no more.” Detroit Free Press

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