HoopsHype Maurice Cheeks rumors


July 7, 2014 Updates

While the Nets have yet to announce who will be part of Hollins’ coaching staff, one likely option will be Henry Bibby, a longtime Hollins assistant in Memphis who spent last season working under Maurice Cheeks with the Pistons. Other names that have been reported as possibilities for Hollins’ staff include former Suns, Sonics and Kings coach Paul Westphal, Lakers assistant Johnny Davis — a teammate of Hollins on the 1977 champion Trail Blazers and a former assistant on his staff in Memphis — and current Nets assistant Joe Prunty. New York Post

June 23, 2014 Updates

Ramona Shelburne: If anything moves of Lue, Gentry and Eastman are why coaches like to work for Doc. Keep an eye on Mo Cheeks as a candidate now Twitter @ramonashelburne

April 8, 2014 Updates

Gores fired Dumars’ hand-picked coach, Maurice Cheeks, after just 50 games, making it one of the top-five quickest firings in the last 20 years. After Dumars tried to save Cheeks’ job, according to an NBA source. It became clear the two sides, bound together by circumstance, were headed for divorce. Detroit News

March 4, 2014 Updates

You played with the Blazers for the most part of your career. Those Blazer teams had tons of talent but at the end it seems something was missing to get to the top. DA: Cohesiveness. You need a coach to bring everyone together, and at the time Maurice Cheeks just started coaching... You see now, he just got fired recently from Detroit. That's the whole point, you can't have a coach not prepared for that. Cheeks is a great guy, but coaching is a different animal. You have to know that. HoopsHype

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Maurice Cheeks was fired Sunday by Detroit, because he’s got an owner who paid a lot of money for Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings last summer and thinks his team should be far better than it is. So Cheeks was the first coach to walk the plank this NBA season. “You know what happens when you get the first firing,’’ said one Western Conference executive after hearing the news on Cheeks. “Now the floodgates will open. All it takes is for that first guy to get fired. Now we’re sure to see some more coaches go. It always works that way." New York Daily News

The Pistons have perfected the blueprint for insurrection. Some players privately pouted while others openly pounced on Cheeks. When backup point guard Will Bynum unabashedly got in Cheeks’ face at Orlando last week, it was only a matter of time before the Pistons served up another head coaching sacrifice under the guise of demanding better performance. Detroit Free Press

February 9, 2014 Updates

In a league where coaches are losing their jobs at a higher rate than ever, Mark Cuban's Dallas Mavericks have been in the minority as a consistent and successful organization. Cuban has employed just three coaches in his 14 years of ownership, while Joe Dumars and the Detroit Pistons have hired 10 in that same span. With news breaking Friday of the firing of Mo Cheeks, Cuban discussed the challenges of managing an NBA franchise. "Hiring a head coach is the hardest thing to do in professional sports, by far," Cuban told CLNS Radio. "There is nothing else even close and so you just never know until you know. Celtics Blog

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