King says Cheeks will return to coach Philly next year

Updated: March 9, 2007, 11:17 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Ending speculation that Larry Brown would again coach the Philadelphia 76ers, team president Billy King said on Friday that Maurice Cheeks would return next year for a third season.

"I think under these circumstances, he's done a good job," King said before the Sixers played the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Sixers (23-38) hoped to contend for an Eastern Conference playoff spot this season before chemistry problems and a slow start derailed the franchise. ...

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