Maurice Cheeks joins Bulls staff
By: Mike Stiles -
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Maurice Cheeks (photo courtesy of Philadelphia Inquirer)
(CHICAGO) - Hall of Famer Maurice Cheeks is returning to his hometown to serve as an assistant under new coach Billy Donovan, the Chicago Bulls announced recently. Cheeks, who grew up on Chicago's South Side, was on Donovan's staff in Oklahoma City the past five seasons. The Bulls hired Donovan in September to replace the fired Jim Boylen. A steady point guard who won a championship playing alongside Julius Erving and Moses Malone in Philadelphia, Cheeks spent most of his 15-year playing career with the 76ers. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018. Cheeks compiled a record of 305-315 as the head coach of the Detroit Pistons, the Sixers the Portland Trail Blazers.