facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Cheeks to get new contract with Sixers

Feb. 20, 2008 at 2:25 PM   |   Comments

3 of 3
| License Photo
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia 76ers and Coach Maurice Cheeks have agreed in principle to a contract extension, the NBA team announced Wednesday.

Cheeks, 51, was in the final season of a three-year deal. Terms of the new agreement weren't released. The Sixers are 96-122, including 23-31 this season, under Cheeks.

Even though the team is under .500 this year, the Sixers are in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.

"Since my arrival, I have been evaluating every aspect of the organization and I believe that Coach Cheeks deserves a great deal of credit for developing our players, putting them in a position to succeed and showing improvement every day," Philadelphia General Manager Ed Stefanski said in a release.

Before he joined the Sixers, Cheeks was head coach at Portland, building a 162-139 record and two playoff appearances in 3 1/2 seasons. Cheeks played in the NBA for 15 seasons, including 11 with Philadelphia, where he was a member of the 1982-93 NBA championship team.

© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Vikings exempt Adrian Peterson until child abuse allegations resolved, not suspended but can't play Vikings exempt Adrian Peterson until child abuse allegations resolved, not suspended but can't play
2
Arkansas State player fakes death on-field to distract defense, play called 'fainting goat' Arkansas State player fakes death on-field to distract defense, play called 'fainting goat'
3
Surging Lions entertain struggling Argos
4
NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension
5
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls on Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls on Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback