Reports: Bulls to hire Cheeks as assistant coach

Maurice Cheeks, who played 15 seasons in the NBA with five separate teams, will join the Chicago Bulls as an assistant coach on the staff of new head coach Billy Donovan, multiple outlets reported Monday.

Cheeks, 64, will move over from the staff of the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he had been an assistant coach for nine of the past 10 seasons.

He was a former head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers (2001-05), Philadelphia 76ers (2005-08) and Detroit Pistons (2013-14).

Cheeks was on Donovan’s staff at Oklahoma City the past five seasons.

An ESPN report also indicated the Bulls will hire Josh Longstaff as an assistant coach.

Longstaff, who was a coach for the Milwaukee Bucks, sm카지노 also worked with Donovan and Cheeks at Oklahoma City, making his way up from a video coordinator role.

Cheeks’ move will be a homecoming since he attended high school in Chicago before heading off to West Texas A&M University.

A former second-round draft pick, he played his first 11 NBA seasons with the 76ers, where he was named to four All-Star teams.

Cheeks played in 1,101 career NBA games with the Sixers (1978-89), San Antonio Spurs (1989), New York Knicks (1989-90), Atlanta Hawks (1991) and New Jersey Nets (1992).

He scored 11.1 points per game with 6.7 assists.

In his nine seasons as a head coach, 쿠폰 및 추천 주소안내 Cheeks’ teams were 305-315. His Trail Blazers made the playoffs twice, sm카지노 while he made the playoffs once as the Sixers head coach. His tenure with the Pistons lasted 50 games.

Cheeks started his NBA coaching career as an assistant with the Sixers in 1994.

–Field Level Media

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