PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Three days the Philadelphia 76ers fired him, Maurice Cheeks thanked the fans and took the blame for the team's disappointing start.
Cheeks was fired as coach on Saturday after the team dropped eight of 10 games. He was replaced by assistant general manager Tony DiLeo.
Cheeks said he is open to another position with the team because he has deep affection for the franchise and the city of Philadelphia. Cheeks played 11 seasons for the 76ers and was a member of their last NBA title team in 1983.
Cheeks led Philadelphia to the playoffs last year and the team had high expectations after acquiring power forward Elton Brand in the offseason.
The 76ers are 10-14 after beating Washington 104-89 Saturday in their first game under DiLeo.

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