Cheeks gets one-year extension

Updated: November 13, 2003, 10:22 PM ET
Associated Press

PORTLAND,Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers agreed to a one-year contract extension with coach Maurice Cheeks on Thursday.

Terms of the deal, which runs through next season, were not released.

The popular Cheeks is in his third season with the Blazers, overseeing a team that has had a spate of off-court problems.

"There is a sense of relief in that I don't have to think about this during the year," Cheeks said.

Cheeks, a player's coach who had a 15-year NBA ...

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