Philadelphia 76ers Part Ways with Maurice Cheeks

Mike ThomasContributor IDecember 13, 2008

Philadelphia 76ers GM Ed Stefanski saw enough in last night's 88-72 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers that he fired head coach Maurice Cheeks.

The Sixers have started off 9-14 and lost eight out of their last 10 games. Cheeks' contract was guaranteed through next season, but Stefanski said he felt the team needs a new direction. Tony Dileo will be the interim coach for the remainder of the season.