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Pistons coaching search ends with Mo Cheeks

After countless interviews and nearly two months of searching, the Pistons have found their man.

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Pistons hire Mo Cheeks

After nearly eight weeks and too many interviews to count, the Pistons finally made a decision: Maurice Cheeks will be the team's next head coach.

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Sources: Maurice Cheeks is the choice for coach

After three interviews, Maurice Cheeks has emerged as the frontrunner to land the Detroit Pistons' head-coaching job, according to sources. A deal could get done Thursday night.

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The case against retreads

Is hiring a veteran head coach truly safer than rolling the dice on a rookie? Only if a GM is worried about losing his job.

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Mo Cheeks gets third interview

Will the Pistons go with experience, or will they wait for Phil Jackson's protege?

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Larry Drew lands with Bucks, not Pistons

So much for the Detroit Pistons and Drew having mutual interest -- the former Hawks head coach accepted a three-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Larry Drew 'impressed' Pistons, may interview

Because why the hell not? Everyone gets interviews these days.

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Adrian Griffin receives courtesy interview

Current Bulls assistant and former NBA journeyman Adrian Griffin interviewed with the Pistons this week but doesn't appear to be a serious candidate for the job.

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Hawks hire Budenholzer

Really bummed about this -- was hoping the Pistons might snag Gregg Popovich 2.0. Previously: Budenholzer interviews with Detroit [link].

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Dumars, Jackson at odds over next coach

Is this going to be the second power struggle over the hiring of a head coach in Detroit in the past three years? A report indicates that Pistons president Joe Dumars and special adviser Phil Jackson disagree on who the next head coach should be.

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Cheeks gets 2nd interview, reports Ellis

Current OKC Thunder assistant and former Blazers/Sixers head coach Mo Cheeks is expected to interview Wednesday with the Detroit Pistons for the second time, reports Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press.

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Report: Pistons interview Maurice Cheeks

Former Trail Blazers and Sixers coach has served as assistant with Oklahoma City Thunder since 2009.

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Pistons contact Brian Shaw about head coaching job

Brian Shaw has a lot of ties to Phil Jackson, who just so happens to be consulting the Pistons on their next head coach.

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Phil Jackson arrives

Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson is scheduled to arrive in the Detroit area today and begin consulting the Pistons on their coaching search, a source with knowledge of the situation told the Free Press this morning. [...] The source added that, if Dumars thinks it would be productive, Jackson would participate in some of the candidate interviews this week.

Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press
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That guy in the picture? His son is a candidate

See that guy pictured above? That's Bernie Bickerstaff. He's not interviewing for the Pistons job ... but his son, whose star is rising so fast cameras apparently can't capture his image, is.

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Report: Darrell Walker a candidate

The Knicks assistant coach has a long history with the Pistons ... but that doesn't mean he should be considered for the job.

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Budenholzer interviews with Pistons

Gregg Popovich's longtime assistant reportedly met with Joe Dumars this week.

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Zen Master remains a step ahead

Tom Ziller reflects on Phil Jackson's decision to advise the Pistons.

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Phil Jackson: 'This is a favor to Tom Gores'

Phil Jackson has been brought on to advise the Pistons during their search for the team's next head coach. Will it be more than that?

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Looking back at Nate McMillan's time in Portland

In our quest to better understand potential candidates to replace Lawrence Frank, DBB talks to Dave Deckard of the indomitable Blazer's Edge about Nate McMillan, Portland's former coach and reported front-runner for Detroit's vacant job.

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Lindsey Hunter interviewed Monday

Nate McMillan won't be the first to interview with the Pistons after all. From Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News:

That said, for those of you scared Lindsey Hunter = Michael Curry 2.0, it's still very possible that his interview is still just friendly gesture from Joe Dumars:

Now your thoughts.

Star-divide

Previously:

Reviewing Hunter's rookie season as coach

Hunter will interview with Pistons

Should the Pistons consider Lindsey Hunter?

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McMillan, Hunter interviewing; Sampson in play?

The Pistons reportedly have a busy week planned, with one interview scheduled Tuesday and another later in the week. Meanwhile, one candidate thought to be out of the picture may still be in play.

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Lindsey Hunter's rookie season as a coach

The Detroit Pistons are expected to interview Lindsey Hunter to be their next head coach. Yes, this is a thing that is happening. DBB readers stand united against this (at least, in my rigged poll), but is it really as bad as an idea as we think?

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Hunter to interview for Pistons coaching job

Former Pistons guard had a disastrous run as interim head coach of the Phoenix Suns last season.

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Should the Pistons consider Lindsey Hunter?

Lindsey Hunter, who's technically still employed by the Phoenix Suns, could be a candidate for the Detroit Pistons' head coaching job. But should he be?

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Nate McMillan reportedly the 'front-runner'

Reports from the New York Daily News and Detroit Free Press suggest the Detroit Pistons are narrowing their search for a new head coach.

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Bill Laimbeer is still waiting

Bill Laimbeer is still waiting for his first NBA head coaching gig. Chances are, he's going to keep waiting a while longer.

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Should the Pistons call Kelvin Sampson?

In our quest to better understand potential candidates to replace Lawrence Frank, DBB talks to Patrick Harrel of The Dream Shake about Houston Rockets assistant (and text-messaging addict) Kelvin Sampson.

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Could Detroit recruit Budenholzer away from Spurs?

In our quest to better understand potential candidates to replace Lawrence Frank, DBB talks to J.R. Wilco of Pounding the Rock about Gregg Popovich's top assistant in San Antonio, Mike Budenholzer.

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Report: Pistons interested in Zeljko Obradovic

The Pistons are reportedly looking overseas to fill their vacant head coaching position.

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Would Stan Van Gundy fit in Detroit?

In our quest to better understand potential candidates to replace Lawrence Frank, DBB talks to Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post about Stan Van Gundy.

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Who will replace Lawrence Frank?

Newsflash: Coaches don't last in Detroit. After firing Lawrence Frank after his second season, the Detroit Pistons have gone through nine coaches in 16 years dating back to Alvin Gentry relieving Doug Collins in 1997-98. In that span, only Flip Saunders has coached the team for three complete seasons.

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