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DETROIT -- Maurice Cheeks is getting a third shot to be an NBA head coach. Curry Shoes For Sale . The Detroit Pistons are desperately hoping he makes the most of the opportunity he was given Monday, when they announced the hiring and did not disclose the length of his deal. Cheeks was 284-286 in the regular season and 5-11 during three postseasons while leading the Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers, a team he helped win an NBA title as a point guard. "After spending some time with Maurice, I was very impressed not only with his basketball knowledge but his communication and leadership skills," Pistons owner Tom Gores said in a statement. "We are very excited to have someone of his experience and talent help take this franchise into the future." Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson helped his friend, Gores, during the search as a consultant. "The leadership and player development qualities he brings as a former player and coach blends nicely with the roster we are building for the future," Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars said in a statement. "Hes won an NBA championship, coached in two NBA Finals as an assistant coach and mentored some of the top young players in the NBA." Detroit has been looking for a new coach since it fired Lawrence Frank in April, a day after finishing 29-53. Frank was 54-94 in two seasons with the Pistons. Cheeks becomes the franchises fourth coach in six seasons -- following Frank, John Kuester and Michael Curry -- and ninth since the 1999-2000 season. The once-proud Pistons are hoping Cheeks can help them snap a four-season post-season drought. Since Detroit won an NBA title in 2004, it has slipped in the standings and with bodies in seats. The Pistons made their sixth straight Eastern Conference finals appearance in 2008, had a first-round exit the following year against the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers and have lost an average of 50-plus games the last four years. After Flip Saunders was fired in 2008, Michael Curry lasted only one season as coach and John Kuester made it through two years, as did Frank. Gores has stressed the importance of this off-season, which has the potential to push the Pistons in a positive direction. Detroit is building around Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe and Brandon Knight. It plans to build around that nucleus of young talent with the No. 8 pick overall in the NBA draft this month and space under the salary cap that was created by trading away Ben Gordon last off-season and Tayshaun Prince during the regular season. The Pistons are counting on Cheeks to provide stability after he was fired by two franchises following three-plus seasons. Philadelphia let him go early in the 2008-09 season with a 9-14 record and Portland sent him away more than midway through the 2004-05 with a 22-33 record. He was 122-147 with the 76ers and 162-139 with the Trail Blazers over six full seasons and parts of two seasons. The 56-year-old Cheeks spent the past four seasons as an Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach. The Chicago native was a four-time All-Star over 15 seasons in the NBA, helping the Sixers win a championship in 1983. He started his post-playing career with the Quad City Thunder, helping the team win the CBA title in 1994, and later went on to be a Sixers assistant for John Lucas, Johnny Davis and Larry Brown -- one of Detroits many coaches in recent years. Steph Curry Shoes For Sale . Cote was eligible to become a free agent Feb. 15. Cote helped running back Jon Cornish run for a league-high 1,813 rushing yards en route to being named the leagues most outstanding player. Buy Stephen Curry Shoes Online . -- Whether Jeremy Hill deserves a prominent role in LSUs offence this early in the season is a matter for debate. . The 25-year-old Japanese star has officially been posted by his club team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles. In a story Nov. 8 about NFL coaches whose jobs are at risk, The Associated Press erroneously reported the Los Angeles Rams record and the number of times Mike McCoy led the San Diego Chargers to the playoffs in his first two seasons. The Rams are 3-5, not 3-6. McCoy led the Chargers to the playoffs once, not twice.A corrected version of the story is below:NFL Halfway: Jags Gus Bradley could be first coach to goThe Gus Bus might be first to hit the roadBy ROB MAADDIAP Pro Football WriterThe Gus Bus might be first to hit the road.This was supposed to be the year Gus Bradley turned the Jacksonville Jaguars into a contender. After going 12-36 in his first three seasons, Bradley got a one-year contract extension through 2017. That came with heightened expectations.After all, the Jaguars spent more than $350 million (nearly $150 million guaranteed) in free agency the last two years to sign 10 starters. They assembled a roster of talented young players.All signs pointed toward a major step forward. Instead, the Jaguars are 2-6 and headed nowhere in the weak AFC South.There have been at least six coaching changes in the NFL in each of the past six offseasons. Bradley could be the first to go this season, and theres no guarantee he makes it through the second half.Here are other coaches on the hot seat:REX RYAN: The Bills havent made the playoffs since 1999, the longest drought in the NFL. Ryan vowed to end that streak when he took over last season. He failed in his first try, going 8-8. Ryan fired offensive coordinator Greg Roman after a 0-2 start this season, but he could be in trouble if Buffalo (4-5) has a losing season.CHIP KELLY: The 49ers have lost seven in a row since opening the season with a shutout win over the Rams. Kelly has three years left on his contract and the 49ers fired Jim Tomsula one season into a four-year deal after 2015, so its unlikely they would do it again. But if Kelly wants to return to college football, hell get a comfortable push out the door.JEFF FISHER: The Rams had four straight losing seasons under Fisher in St. Louis and theyre headed toward another one in their first season back in Los Angeles. If the Rams (3-5) dont turn things arround in the second half, Fisher may not stick around to see the Jared Goff era. Stef Curry Shoes. MIKE MCCARTHY: The Packers have reached the playoffs eight times in McCarthys 10 seasons and seven years in a row. But theyve had disappointing playoff losses since winning the 2011 Super Bowl and are 4-4 this season. Unless Aaron Rodgers gets them back on track, McCarthys time in Green Bay could be up.CHUCK PAGANO: The Colts (4-5) beat the Packers on the road to get back in the race in the AFC South. Pagano led the Colts to three straight 11-win seasons, but he was in trouble last year after going 8-8 with Andrew Luck missing a chunk of games. He signed a four-year contract extension in January, so that gives him some security. But Pagano may have to win a playoff game to stick around in Indianapolis.MARVIN LEWIS: The Bengals have reached the playoffs seven times in 13 seasons under Lewis, including the last five years. Theyre 0-7 in those games. At 3-4-1, Cincinnatis postseason run is in jeopardy. That could lead to the first coaching change since 2003.JOHN FOX: The Bears are 2-6 after going 6-10 in Foxs first season. Fox led the Panthers and Broncos to big jumps in his second year, but thats not happening in Chicago. He might not get a third season.JIM CALDWELL: The Lions are 5-4 after rallying for an impressive win at Minnesota. They won 11 games and reached the playoffs in Caldwells first season, but they started 1-7 in 2015 and needed a 6-2 finish to preserve his job. A collapse down the stretch could lead to Caldwells departure.TODD BOWLES: The Jets are 3-6 and reeling, a season after going 10-6 and narrowly missing the playoffs. Bowles could be gone if they continue to spiral downward.MIKE MCCOY: The Chargers tumbled to 4-12 last year after going to the playoffs in 2013 and finishing 9-7 in 2014, McCoys first two seasons. Now theyre 4-5 and another losing season could cost McCoy his job.---For more NFL coverage: and Rob Maaddi on Twitter: Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '