Most Surprising Coach Firings

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  • Lovie Smith, Chicago Bears
  • Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Maurice Cheeks, Detroit Pistons
  • Dusty Baker, Cincinnati Reds
  • Terry Francona, Boston Red Sox
  • Lionel Hollins, Memphis Grizzlies
  • Billy Martin, New York Yankees
  • Mike Brown, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Mark Jackson fired, Golden State Warriors
  • Jimmy Johnson, Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, Barry Switzer

Maurice Cheeks, Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons were 21-29 in this 2013-14 season in February, when they informed coach Mo Cheeks that his services were no longer needed. Besides Pistons like Brandon Jennings and Charlie Villanueva being miffed, Detroit had just hired Mo Cheeks in June 2013. Crazy they didn’t let him finish one season, especially considering that the Eastern Conference was weak enough for them to make a playoff push. 

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