By now you know that the Pistons have officially named Maurice Cheeks as their new head coach.
Nearly two months after Lawrence Frank was fired, the Detroit Pistons introduced their new coach — Maurice Cheeks.
Joe Dumars said the status of his job as president of basketball operations never came up during offseason discussions about how to turn around the Detroit Pistons, a franchise that has won 30 or fewer games in five straight seasons and missed the playoffs in the past four.
Frequent injuries aside, the seven-time All-Star had a lengthy and successful career that included stints with the Detroit Pistons, the Orlando Magic, the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Phil Jackson has been tapped to help find a coach for the Pistons.
The Detroit Pistons organization has hired Phil Jackson to serve as an adviser in the search for a new head coach.
Since 2000, the Lions have had five head coaches. During that time, they’ve had one winning season and zero playoff wins.
“Certainly, you don’t think you’re going to start out 7-16,” Dumars said.
President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars built the Pistons into a powerhouse during the last decade by signing or acquiring either veterans in their prime or younger players ready to blossom into quality starters.
In his early years as the Pistons president of basketball operations, Joe Dumars made trades at a dizzying rate.