Maurice Cheeks

:Stan Van Gundy, head coach of the Orlando Magic, directs his team against the Indiana Pacers in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 5, 2012 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE  (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Pistons Hire Stan Van Gundy As Coach, Give Him Control Of Basketball Operations

Three months removed from firing Maurice Cheeks and one month removed from parting ways with Joe Dumars, the Pistons have made a hire.

CBS Detroit–05/13/2014

(L-R) Chauncey Billups #1, Rasheed Wallace #30, President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars (holding trophy) and Ben Wallace #3 of the Detroit Pistons celebrate their win over the Indiana Pacers in Game six of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2004 NBA Playoffs at The Palace of Auburn Hills on June 1, 2004 in Auburn Hills, Michigan.  The Pistons defeated the Pacers 69-65 and won the 2004 Eastern Conference Championship. (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)

Report: Pistons General Manager Joe Dumars Will Resign

The long tenure of Joe Dumars with the Detroit Pistons appears to be coming to an end.

CBS Detroit–04/08/2014

AUBURN HILLS, MI - FEBRUARY 10: Greg Monroe #10 of the Detroit Pistons looks to pass the ball against the San Antonio Spurs during the game on February 10, 2014 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pistons Win Third Straight, Fifth In Seven Games, In John Loyer’s Debut As Head Coach

Even as they built a sizable lead in the second half, up to 23 points, the Pistons never let off the gas. That thrilled interim coach John Loyer.

CBS Detroit–02/11/2014

AUBURN HILLS, MI - FEBRUARY 10:  Head Coach John Loyer of the Detroit Pistons directs his team against the San Antonio Spurs during the game on February 10, 2014 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

John Loyer Gives Pistons What They Need In First Game As Head Coach

The head coaching career of John Loyer could hardly have started any better than it did Monday night.

CBS Detroit–02/11/2014

Rodney Stuckey #3 of the Detroit Pistons drives to the basket (Photo by J. Dennis/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pistons Beat Spurs 109-100 In Loyer’s Debut

Detroit abruptly fired Maurice Cheeks on Sunday after only 50 games as coach, but although they’ve been unimpressive for the most part this season, the Pistons have played better lately. T

97.1 The Ticket–02/10/2014

AUBURN HILLS, MI - FEBRUARY 7:  Head coach Maurice Cheeks sits on the side line with Assistant coaches John Loyer and Maz Trakh of the Detroit Pistons against the Brooklyn Nets on February 7, 2014 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Interim Coach John Loyer Disappointed For Cheeks But Ready For Opportunity

“He’ll be very good,” Billups said of Loyer. “He’s just going to be who he is. Everybody loves him.”

CBS Detroit–02/10/2014

AUBURN HILLS, MI - FEBRUARY 8: Greg Monroe #10 of the Detroit Pistons drives to the basket against the Denver Nuggets during the game on February 8, 2014 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by D. Williams/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Monroe On Cheeks Firing: ‘You Can’t Put All The Blame On Him, That’s For Sure’

When players received a group text that Detroit Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks had been fired after just 50 games, including back-to-back wins that weekend, the news came as a serious surprise.

CBS Detroit–02/10/2014

AUBURN HILLS - JUNE 13: Joe Dumars, President of Basketball Operations answers questions after introducing Mo Cheeks as the Detroit Piston new head coach on June 13, 2013 at Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Maurice Cheeks Fired But What About Joe Dumars? [BLOG]

It was painfully obvious that Cheeks was not the right guy to coach this group of talented but mismatched players.

97.1 The Ticket–02/10/2014

Head coach Maurice Cheeks looks on while playing the Indiana Pacers at the Palace of Auburn Hills on November 5, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Indiana won the game 99-91.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Pistons Fire Coach Maurice Cheeks, No Word On Replacement

The poor attendance that’s become commonplace at The Palace hasn’t changed – and Detroit’s 11-15 home record hasn’t helped.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/09/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 28:  Head coach Maurice Cheeks of the Detroit Pistons looks on during the second half of the Pistons 106-82 loss to the Washington Wizards at Verizon Center on December 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Pistons Confirm Firing Of Maurice Cheeks With 32 Games Left In Season

The Pistons had won two straight and four of their last six, but it was too late for new head coach Maurice Cheeks, who was fired Sunday.

CBS Detroit–02/09/2014

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