Brett LoGiurato
Friday June 7th, 2013

Maurice Cheeks, who has been with the Thunder the past four seasons, is reportedly in line to become the next Pistons head coach. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) Maurice Cheeks, who has been with the Thunder the past four seasons, is reportedly in line to become the next Pistons head coach. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Detroit Pistons are expected to offer Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Maurice Cheeks their head coaching job, Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday.

Wojnarowski reported that Pistons' management and ownership have come to a "consensus" on Cheeks, and discussions on a contract could start soon.

Cheeks would replace Lawrence Frank, who the Pistons fired in April after two seasons with the organization. Frank went just 54-94 in two seasons with Detroit.

Cheeks hasn't had much success as a head coach during stints with the Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers. In each of his last six seasons as a head coach, he has guided his teams to a .500 record or below. He has a 284-286 career record as a coach, and his teams have never advanced past the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Cheeks has been an assistant with the Thunder since 2009.

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