Update: The hiring is official.
The Detroit Pistons hired Oklahoma City Thunder assistant Maurice Cheeks as their new head coach on Monday, ESPN's Marc Stein reports. He takes over a developing Pistons team looking to make the leap to contention soon.
Cheeks will receive a three-year deal from the team, according to Pistons broadcaster Matt Dery. That should give him enough time to turn a core of Greg Monroe, Brandon Knight and Andre Drummond into a competitive team, especially with the reinforcements likely coming this offseason through free agency.
He had mixed results in that role, especially after leading Portland to a 99-65 record in his first two seasons. His final five-plus years as a head coach saw Cheeks' teams go 185-221 without any winning records.