Pistons Notes: Coaching Search, Cheeks, Dumars

After coming away with the eighth pick in June's draft tonight, the Pistons can now turn their attention to their coaching search.  Here is the latest on the team's quest to find their next leader.

  • The search has been long and cumbersome, as evidenced by the need for the Detroit Free Press to publish and maintain an updated list of candidates – possible and not so possible – for the team's head coaching position.  
  • According to ESPN's Marc Stein, via Twitter, the Pistons will interview Thunder assistant Maurice Cheeks on Wednesday.  Cheeks, who has previously coached the Blazers and Sixers, was linked to the Pistons a month ago and is just the latest in a long line of possibilities for the Detroit job.
  • While team president Joe Dumars says that he has no timetable for hiring his next coach, he did insist that the search would not extend into free agency, which starts July 1, writes David Mayo of MLive.com.  Said Dumars, "We definitely want to have it done by then.  We're not going to drag this out.  [Owner Tom Gores] and I have talked about this and we want to turn this over as quick as possible."

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