Pilloried by none other than Stephen A. Smith for his alleged lack of social graces, Jim O’Brien was fired as head coach of the Philadelphia 76’ers today after just one season in charge.

Maurice Cheeks, a standout Sixers guard for 11 years, is the new Philly coach. Cheeks is the 4th Sixers coach since 2003 and will presumably have an easier time with players and management following his shoddy treatment in Portland.