Detroit Pistons Hiring of Maurice Cheeks Is Deja Vu All over Again

June 15th, 2013 by Greg Eno Leave a reply »
Detroit Pistons President Joe Dumars sat before the haggard media and was speaking into the microphone. A team logo backdrop was behind him. It had been another disappointing season of NBA basketball at the Palace, and Dumars was determined to make sure it wouldn’t fester.

He was describing yet another coaching hire. He spoke of “the process” and why it took so long. He said it dragged a little because the Pistons just wanted to “get it right.”

As he spoke, the new coach sat on the makeshift stage, to Dumars’ right, waiting for his cue so he could speak his lines. The new coach was full of excitement and determination as well.

Dumars told the press—and, by extension, the Pistons fanbase—that this time, he really did pick the right coach. This time, the guy to Joe’s right was the one who would be a long-term solution, and not be run out of town after a couple of years like so many of the new coach’s predecessors had.

The new coach was a former head coach who’d taken his team to the playoffs. But, as is always the case sooner or later, the coach had grated on the nerves o ...

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