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Maurice Cheeks
Maurice Cheeks
Cheeks courtside during a Pistons game
Oklahoma City Thunder
Position Assistant coach
Personal information
Born Maurice Edward Cheeks
September 8, 1956 (1956-09-08) (age 64)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Physical stats
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 180 lbs (82 kg)
Career information
Overall record 305-315 (.492)
Best record 50-32 (2002-03)
Championships none
Coaching career 1993-present (27 years)
Playing career
High school Du Sable
(Chicago, Illinois)
College West Texas A&M (1974-1978)
NBA Draft 1978 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 1973-1993 (20 years)
Position Point guard
Jersey no. 10
Career history
  • as player
1977-1989 Philadelphia
1989-1990 San Antonio Spurs
1990-1991                   New York Knicks
1991-1992 Atlanta Hawks
1993 New Jersey Nets
  • as coach
1993-2001 Philadelphia 76ers
(assistant coach)
2001-2005 Portland Trail Blazers
(head coach)
2005-2008 Philadelphia 76ers
(head coach)
2008-2013 Oklahoma City Thunder
(assistant coach)
2013-2014 Detroit Pistons
(head coach)
2015-present Oklahoma City Thunder
(assistant coach)
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA champion (1983)
  • 4× NBA All-Star (1983, 1986–1988)
  • 4× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1983–1986)
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1987)
  • #10 retired by the Philadelphia 76ers

Maurice Edward "Mo" Cheeks (born September 8, 1956) is an American retired professional basketball player and current assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was formerly the head coach for the Philadelphia 76ers, the assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the head coach for the Portland Trail Blazers during his coaching career.


Oklahoma City Thunder current roster
2 Gilgeous-Alexander • 3 Paul • 5 Dort (TW) • 6 Diallo • 7 Bazley • 8 Gallinari • 9 Noel • 11 Nader • 12 Adams • 15 Hervey (TW) • 17 Schröder • 21 Roberson • 22 Roby • 23 Ferguson • 30 Burton • 33 Muscala
Head coach: Billy Donovan
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