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Mo Cheeks will take over as new coach

Updated: May 24, 2005, 3:23 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Maurice Cheeks is running the show again for the Philadelphia 76ers.

In a surprising move nearly three weeks following the end of their season, the Sixers fired Jim O'Brien on Monday after one season as coach and replaced him with Cheeks, one of the most popular players in franchise history.

"Mo is family. Mo bleeds 76ers. He bleeds Philadelphia," team president Billy King said.

Cheeks will be introduced as Philadelphia's 21st head coach at ...

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