Morning Quick Hits: Maurice Cheeks\Tavaris Jackson\Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter

NBA

PISTONS TAB MO CHEEKS AS NEXT HEAD COACHMaurice Cheeks has agreed to become the next head coach of the Detroit Pistons. Cheeks is recognized as one of the greatest point guards in NBA history and has head coaching stints in Portland and Philadelphia. Cheeks most recently was top assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder and played a key role in the development of All-Star guard Russell Westbrook. The Pistons could be looking for Cheeks to work some of that magic on their young guard Brandon Knight.

NFL

BUFFALO PARTS WAYS WITH TARVARIS … Tarvaris Jackson expected to be competing this summer for the Buffalo Bills starting quarterback job. Jackson is now out of a job, the Bills have released him. Jackson’s exit appears to have opened the door a little wider for 1st round pick EJ Manuel as he competes this summer for the starting job with Kevin Kolb.

MLB

JETER BACK ON THE FIELDDerek Jeter has yet to play this season for the New York Yankees and isn’t expected back until after the All-Star break. However, there is a glimpse of good news for Yankees fans. As reported by ESPNNew York.com, Jeter is back on the field, taking grounders and swinging the bat again. It’s the first time Jeter has participated in these particular baseball activities since April when he reinjured the ankle he fractured last season in the Yankees ALCS loss to the Detroit Tigers. Jeter turns 39 on June 26th.