76ers fire Cheeks, sources say
ESPN.com news services
Updated: December 13, 2008, 12:28 PM ET
The Philadelphia 76ers fired coach Maurice Cheeks on Saturday, sources told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.
Assistant general manager 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.