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Pistons have new coach again, and Maurice Cheeks looks to guide young club back to prominence

Nearly two months after Lawrence Frank was fired, the Detroit Pistons introduced their new coach — Maurice Cheeks.

The search took awhile because the Pistons have been mediocre for a few years and need this decision to work.

Cheeks becomes the franchise's fourth coach in six seasons — following Frank, John Kuester and Michael Curry. He is the ninth since the 1999-2000 season.

He inherits a team with solid young players in Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond. But the Pistons went 54-94 in two seasons under Frank and attendance dropped with the team struggling.

This is the third head coaching stop for Cheeks. He had a 284-286 record with the Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers.