Pistons fire coach Maurice Cheeks

Updated: February 10, 2014, 11:58 AM ET
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The Detroit Pistons have fired Maurice Cheeks just 50 games into his tenure as the team's head coach.

The Pistons announced their decision Sunday in a statement released by the team.

"This was a difficult decision for the organization to make but we needed to make a change," Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars said. "We have great respect for Maurice and appreciate his hard work."

Sources briefed on Detroit's thinking said Sunday that assistant coach ...

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