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Detroit Pistons petition White House for new coach

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The Detroit Pistons fired head coach, Mo Cheeks on Saturday. By Monday, Pistons fans were already making it clear who they wanted to replace him.

Pistons fans petitioned the White House via the 'We the People' submission form to hire former Pistons star and current assistant coach Rasheed Wallace until the end of the season.

Detroit have given the job to Jon Loyer in the interim and the White House have removed the petition, because apparently it violated the terms of participation.

Wallace played for the Pistons from 2004-2009 and delivered an NBA championship to the team in 2004. He was also a four time All-Star and retired last year after an 18 year career. 

He was a controversial figure during his career, he went on a on-court tirade against officiating during a 2008 Eastern Conference Finals game. He was also once ejected after just one minute and 25 seconds of play.

The Pistons have said they aim to appoint a permanent head coach during the off-season.

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