By now you’ve no doubt (unless you don’t obsessively follow the NBA off-season, which is fair) read Detroit’s newest coach was (possibly) involved in…something. We’re still not sure what and the story seems to have died down. To quote Detroit Bad Boys quoting the Detroit News:
Birmingham police were called to investigate a dispute involving Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks over the weekend.
Cheeks, who will turn 57 next week, wasn’t arrested or booked, nor were there any charges filed by Birmingham police, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Cheeks was questioned at the scene and let go.
The source requested anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the situation.
Cheeks agreed to become the fifth Pistons coach since 2008 in June, and training camp begins at the beginning of October.
This may be all it ever amounts to. The Pistons have declined to shed much light on the situation, except to adopt a clear position of support for Mo. Cheeks enjoys an affable reputation around the league (despite his intense play as the point guard on one of the NBA’S most legendary teams). His proven involvement in shenanigans would certainly rock the hoops world and sully the image of one of their universally agreed upon “good guys”. Since details are basically non-existent, it is probably safe to say Mo Cheeks didn’t murder someone over the weekend, but we’ll keep you updated!