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| 2005-06

NBA coach Maurice Cheeks
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- former Sixers player and All-Star

- Philadelphia 76ers named Maurice Cheeks the 21st head coach of the 76ers on May 23, 2005

- Cheeks arrives in Philadelphia for 2004-05 after three-plus seasons as head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers. He recorded a mark of 162-139 (.538) in Portland, the fourth-highest win total in Blazers history

- Maurice Cheeks joined the Blazers on June 27, 2001, after serving seven seasons as assistant coach for the 76ers

- Cheeks worked under head coaches John Lucas (1994-96), Johnny Davis (1996-97), and Larry Brown (1997-2001)

- Mo Cheeks played 15 seasons in the NBA, the first 11 with Philadelphia, before time with San Antonio, New York, Atlanta and New Jersey

- Maurice Cheeks retired in 1993 as the league's all-time steals leader and was fifth on the career assists list

- was selected to the NBA's All-Defensive Team five times (four first-team, one second-team)

- played in four All-Star games

- was a member of the 76ers 1983 World Championship team

- as NBA player, Cheeks had career averages of 11.1 ppg, 6.7 apg and 2.1 spg in 1.101 games over 15 seasons while shooting .523 from the field and .793 from the free throw line

- a 1978 West Texas State graduate, was a four-year starter and three-time MVP in college

- finished his collegiate career third on the Buffaloes' all-time scoring list, averaging 16.8 points per game and shooting 56.8 percent from the field as a senior

- Maurice Cheeks was selected in the second round of the 1978 NBA Draft (36th overall) by the Sixers

- Cheeks number 10 jersey has been retired by the Sixers







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