The Detroit Pistons opted to hire Mo Cheeks as the team’s new head coach after firing Lawrence Frank, and one player who is excited about the coaching change is Jonas Jerebko.
Jerebko had a great rookie season, starting in 73 of the 80 games he played for the Pistons. He averaged 9.3 points and six rebounds during his rookie campaign, but the last couple of years have not been easy for the Swedish forward. He was in and out of Frank’s rotation this season and couldn’t find any consistency.
According to mlive.com, Jerebko is excited about the future:
“It feels good,” Jerebko said Thursday after Cheeks was introduced during a press conference at The Palace. “I want to start playing right now and it’s June. I’m just excited for a fresh start.”
“It was tough,” Jerebko said. “I’m not going to lie. It was up and down. Got to play at the end of the season and the start of the season … it was tough. It’s behind me now. Looking forward to next season.
It took Jerebko a whole season to come back from his torn Achilles injury, and he could not regain his starting spot under Frank. Under Cheeks he will most likely get another shot at proving his worth.