Joe Dumars, Tom Gores reach ‘consensus’ on Maurice Cheeks as top coaching choice

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

Oklahoma City Thunder assistant Mo Cheeks has emerged as the strong frontrunner to become the Detroit Pistons’ head coach, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Discussions on a contract could begin soon, league sources said.

Detroit’s ownership and management reached a consensus on Cheeks as their choice, league sources said.

I’m completely against hiring Cheeks, but at this point, it looks inevitable. No other team has been reported to courting Cheeks – part of the reason I don’t support the move – so it’s unlikely a deal falls through. It sounds like it’s just a matter of time until they reach a deal in principle.

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