The Detroit Pistons have fired coach Maurice Cheeks, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Despite back-to-back victories on the weekend, general manager Joe Dumars informed Cheeks of his dismissal on Sunday morning, sources said.
Cheeks didn't make it to the All-Star break of his first season as Detroit's coach.
In a season that has fallen short of playoff expectations, Detroit owner Tom Gores has been pushing for changes, league sources said. Detroit is 21-29 and a half-game behind Charlotte for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoff chase.