The Detroit Pistons fired head coach Maurice Cheeks after an abysmal start to the season has the team sinking lower and lower in the Eastern Conference. One thing that Pistons fans were calling for was change and they got that change in the form of Cheeks being fired.
Many think that Joe Dumars will be next, as he’s thrown many coaches under the bus in recent years. But for right now it’s Cheeks falling on the sword for the Pistons’ woes, and fans took to Twitter to react and express confusion over the major change that occurred on Sunday morning that saw Cheeks fired and not Dumars.
The Pistons fired Maurice Cheeks during his first year… Call me crazy @Envius023 but shouldn’t whoever signed Josh Smith get canned?
— Thomas Melton (@TMeltonScouting) February 9, 2014
Well……that didn’t last long. Maurice Cheeks has been FIRED by the Pistons. This is surprising. This organization is a mess.
— Mark Cavitt (@DeportesAddict) February 9, 2014
Maurice Cheeks fired after two straight victories. Guess he was violating Pistons tanking policy.
— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) February 9, 2014
So why did the #Pistons fire Maurice Cheeks? They’re 1/2 games out of 8th place
— Flop City Sports (@FlopCitySports) February 9, 2014
Pistons fire Mo Cheeks. This is 4 coaches that have been axed in DET since 2009. Wonder if Dumars can survive this? http://t.co/GWrSwv9l7w
— Chuck Cooperstein (@coopmavs) February 9, 2014
Maurice “Mo” Cheeks has been fired as head coach of the Pistons…that team is a disaster
— Matthew Welker (@mwelkerlife) February 9, 2014
My birthday wish came true… Maurice Cheeks fired!!
— Lucas Gross (@Lucasgross13) February 9, 2014
Winning two games in a row and closing in on a playoff spot gets Maurice Cheeks fired
— Keyser Söze® (@MR26five) February 9, 2014