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Former Thunder Assistant Cheeks Fired By Pistons

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Yahoo! Sports first reported on Sunday that the Pistons have fired former Thunder assistant coach Maurice Cheeks.

Cheeks was 21-29 in his first season in Detroit and is 305-315 as an NBA head coach with previous stints in Portland and Philadelphia.

Cheeks was an assistant coach for the Thunder from 2009-13 and played a significant role in developing Oklahoma City's guards, namely Russell Westbrook.

Cheeks played point guard in the NBA from 1978-1993.

Detroit has not named an interim coach.

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