Merry Christmas Mo Cheeks. What's this in your stocking? Oh… looks like a pink slip.
PHILADELPHIA (AP)—The Philadelphia 76ers have fired coach Maurice Cheeks with the team slumping at 9-14 a year after making the playoffs. Director of player personal Tony DiLeo becomes the interim coach.
The moves were confirmed Saturday by a person familiar with the decision who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because an announcement had not been made.
It's a bloodbath this year in the NBA. And you know what this means, right? Tom Thibodeau is as good as gone next year. There's no way, especially when the C's win it all again, that teams aren't going to try to both add a Celtics strength while hurting the team at the same time. There are too many vacancies… and he'll be in high demand.