WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Detroit Pistons fired the head coach Maurice Cheeks on Sunday.
The 57-year-old NBA coach stepped down with a 21-29 record.
"This was a difficult decision for the organization to make but we needed to make a change," said Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars. "We have great respect for Maurice and appreciate his hard work."
The Pistons were currently ranked ninth in the NBA Eastern Conference.