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This summer nearly half the league's coaches lost their jobs. This was not the usual coaching carousel either. Seven of the 16 Playoff coaches also were looking for work when the season began. That is simply an astounding number. Two of those coaches even had home court advantage in the first round. Winning is no longer a key to job security and that has coaches getting a little scared. Very scared, according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News: As one coach, who asked for anonymity because he is still employed, told Sporting News, “Everyone’s scared s---less out there. There’s different criteria being measured on coaches and it is not just winning. You can win your ass off and still get fired. That’s why, we talked about it as coaches—we just got to keep coaching, and take it seriously and not let it be taken away or get minimized, from a coaching standpoint.” There are nine first-time head coaches and that includes Memphis replacing Lionel Hollins with David Joeger and 50...
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Former Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins.In June, the Memphis Grizlies made one of the worst mistakes in franchise history by letting outstanding head coach Lionel Hollins walk after seeing the former leader build the Grizzlies into a legitimate NBA title contender the last couple of seasons. In spite of leading the Grizz to a fine, 56-win season, Hollins was let go because...
Denver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz
At 1-4, the Denver Nuggets are off to their worst start since 2004-05, which coincidentally was the season that George Karl began his coaching tenure at the halfway point. Their opponents in Monday night’s game, the Utah Jazz, are also off to a historically bad start at 0-7 which is their worst start since their inaugural season back in the 1970′s...
In this NBA Fantasy Basketball series, RotoBaller Brad Leibfried will bring you his daily picks for NBA Daily League contests on DraftStreet. NBA Expert Picks for DraftStreet – 11/13/2013 PG: Ty Lawson ($15,520): In the offseason, the Nuggets went through wholesale changes as they fired George Karl, traded Andre Iguodala and signed J.J. [...]