03:59 PM ET 06.13 | Joe Dumars talked with Phil Jackson about hiring a head coach with the right basketball philosophy. He interviewed several former NBA players, including Rasheed Wallace, to determine the clout of the Detroit Pistons' candidates. The team's president kept coming back to Maurice Cheeks. Dumars liked that Cheeks was a people person and just as important, he appreciated that Cheeks could command respect in the huddle. So how will the new Pistons coach turn a down franchise around? ???This team, the positive part of coaching is ... to try to change a lot of thinking of young players,??? Cheeks said Thursday upon his introduction. ???That???s the positive part of being here with the Pistons organization, to change the young players??? mind-set. There???s no way, no how you can go in thinking about the (negative) things that happened before (to you). The things we have to do are positive.???