Pistons players learn about firing of Maurice Cheeks on Twitter

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In the Twitter age it's hard to beat Adrian Wojnarowski to the punch.

Fans weren't the only ones shocked when news started trickling out that the Detroit Pistons had fired first-year head coach Maurice Cheeks. It seems the players didn't get advance word of the stunning move, either, at least based on their comments on Twitter. Here, you can see the reaction of Brandon Jennings and Charlie Villanueva in real time.

Yes, it seems in the age of Twitter nobody can beat Adrian Wojnarowski.

After getting over the shock of the announcement, both players also had encouraging words both for Cheeks and for the team in general.

This is breaking news in the 21st century, of course, but it's also a good reminder that what we're reporting on are real people with real, possibly strong bonds and relationships. It will be interesting to see how the team reacts both on and off the court to the firing of their first-year head coach.

Update to add Peyton Siva reaction:

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