Stephen A. Smith is reporting that the Philadelphia 76ers fired coach Maurice Cheeks on Saturday.
Assistant GM Tony DiLeo will be the interim head coach for the remainder of the season, the sources said. Cheeks’ deal with the 76ers, who started the season 9-14, was guaranteed through next season.
After signing Elton Brand to a five-year deal worth nearly $80 million in the offseason, the Sixers have looked nothing like last season’s up-tempo squad that advanced to the playoffs.
The 76ers had lost eight of 10 games entering Saturday night’s game against the Washington Wizards in Philadelphia.