"ESPN sources: Mo Cheeks has today agreed to take Detroit Pistons' job. Story posting online at ESPN as we speak"
Many expected Cheeks was the man Detroit wanted, and sure enough they got him. Cheeks has a career record of 284-286 in eight seasonsas a head coach.
Cheeks has played with both Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing, and has coached Allen Iverson and Rasheed Wallace; he’s known to possess an even keel on the sidelines and handle difficult personalities, a trait that works in his favor here.
As coach, one of his main duties will most likely be harnessing and developing young point guard Brandon Knight, if he doesn't move to SG during the offseason. Cheeks was a main influence on Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook, who can be a loose cannon at times.
With a young and promising core of Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe, and Brandon Knight to work with, hopefully the organization can use both the draft and free agency wisely to build around these guys.