Maurice Cheeks

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 Look To Recharge Playoff Hopes With Win Over Brooklyn Friday

With a win Friday, the Pistons could both propel themselves and deal a blow to Brooklyn.

CBS Detroit–02/06/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27: Will Bynum #12 of the Detroit Pistons has his shot blocked by A.J. Price #12 (R) of the Washington Wizards as teammate Kevin Seraphin #13 (L) looks on during the first half at Verizon Center on February 27, 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)

Cheeks On Heated In-Game Exchange With Bynum: ‘It’s Not An Issue’

Bynum, a sixth-year player, did not seem much happier with the situation on Thursday at the team practice facility.

CBS Detroit–02/06/2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 11: Josh Smith #6 of the Detroit Pistons goes up for the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans during an NBA game on December 11, 2013 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pistons’ Smith Upset With Benching Over Perceived Lack Of Effort

There’s a little bit of controversy building in Detroit, where coach Maurice Cheeks and star forward Josh Smith have had several disagreements this year.

97.1 The Ticket–12/30/2013

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shoots against Josh Smith #6 and Andre Drummond #0 of the Detroit Pistons on November 12, 2013 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pistons Bench $54 Million Man Josh Smith In Loss To Golden State

Smith has started all seven games this season and averages 15.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists.

CBS Detroit–11/13/2013

AUBURN HILLS, MI - OCTOBER 30: Maurice Cheeks of the Detroit Pistons shares a word with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #5 during the game against the Washington Wizards on October 30, 2013 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 2013 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rick Mahorn: ‘There’s A Lot Of Excitement Around The Pistons’

The Detroit Pistons were one of the worst teams in the NBA last season, finishing 29-53 and outside of the top ten in the Eastern Conference.

97.1 The Ticket–10/31/2013

Maurice Cheeks head coach Detroit Pistons talks to the crowd during a Draft Night Party for season ticket holders and fans on June 27, 2013 at Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

No Butterflies For Maurice Cheeks Leading Up To Pistons Opener

The PIstons have missed the playoffs the last four seasons, but if the team’s ability to win has changed as much as its roster, Detroit could be in good shape.

CBS Detroit–10/30/2013

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Billups: ‘I’m Not Coming Here To Be The Star’

“Man, look, I’ve had my 15 minutes of fame,” Billups said. “I just want to help.”

CBS Detroit–10/01/2013

(Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rasheed Wallace Receives Rave Reviews From Players, Maurice Cheeks

“That little cube you see over there? That first one? That’s his office. He’s not in it ever,” Andre Drummond says with a laugh.

CBS Detroit–10/01/2013

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Players Appreciate New Coach Maurice Cheeks, A.K.A. ‘Magic Mo’

The beloved former NBA point guard will need more than tricks up his sleeve to deliver a Detroit team that has not won more than 30 games in any of the past four seasons.

CBS Detroit–10/01/2013

LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 25: Head coach Henry Bibby of the USC Trojans reacts during the game against the UCLA Bruins at The Sports Arena on February 25, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. The Trojans won 78-77. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Detroit Pistons Finalize Coaching Staff

New assistant coaches Henry Bibby and Maz Trakh will join John Loyer, who’s been on Detroit’s coaching staff the last two seasons.

97.1 The Ticket–09/25/2013

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