Dumars drove Cheeks to his introductory news conference Thursday at the Palace. While in the car, both talked about how quickly now locker rooms are “lost” with young players not as good as they think are, and certainly not as great as their predecessors, exercising influence on front office decisions they haven’t earned yet.
If you’re looking for anecdotal evidence Maurice Cheeks is Joe Dumars’ hire, this is it. Dumars and Cheeks definitely seem to be on the same page, which hopefully helps the Pistons right some of the issues that occurred under previous coaches.
Really, it’s a cool scene to imagine – two all-time greats sharing stories in Dumars’ car. I would have loved to sit in the backseat and listen.