Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sixers extend Mo Cheeks

The Sixers have all the players in place to field a competitive team for the next few years and now they have their coached locked up for the foreseeable future. Maurice Cheeks, who signed a one-year contract extension back in February, signed another contract extension that will keep him in Philly. Terms of the deal were not announced, but the Sixers will have Cheeks under contract for at least the next two seasons.

While Cheeks is not considered one of the best coaches in the league, with the job he did last season, he certainly deserves to be a part of a Sixers team he helped take from a rebuilding team to a possible contender. Cheeks did an excellent job weaving in the young players last year while playing to win.

GM Ed Stefanski can now sit back and relax and watch the team he has created work with the coach he wants at the helm. There was some question when Stefanski came in as to the future of Cheeks but it's clear that Ed thinks Mo is the right man for the job.

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