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07:06 AM ET 06.07 | Step right up, Maurice Cheeks. [Cheeks] appears to be the next head coach of the Detroit Pistons, according to sources. Cheeks, current assistant for the Oklahoma City Thunder, looks to be the consensus choice for Pistons President Joe Dumars and owner Tom Gores. The Pistons fired Lawrence Frank at the end of this season, after a 29-win campaign and began interviewing candidates that ranged from Cheeks to Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer to Nate McMillan in the month-plus time, as Gores has likely stated his expectation to qualify for the 2014 playoffs. Apparently, Cheeks won out in the end, as it came down to himself and McMillan, a coach Dumars long had admired, who had a similar background to Cheeks as coach and former player.

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June 7, 2013  10:02 AM ET

Start planning the victory parade.

June 7, 2013  11:44 AM ET

If the Pistons are expecting to improve on a 29-53 season and make the playoffs, Cheeks should probably not unpack.

 
June 7, 2013  02:57 PM ET

More losing season's coming up!

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