Although we are less than half way through the NBA season, several coaches are in danger of not finishing out the year with their respective teams.
In a recent post on the NBA Hang Time blog, Fran Blinebury lists seven different coaches who have stumbled out of the gates in this young NBA season and may not be around by the end of the year. Not surprisingly, Jason Kidd of the Brooklyn Nets tops his list.
Team owner Mikhail Prokorov and general manager Billy King thought it was a simple task to throw out gobs of money to fill up a roster with old men and then get a future Hall of Fame point guard to trade in his jersey for a jacket and clipboard. But Kidd has seemed less interested in doing the necessary on-the-job training dating back to his first game ever in charge on the sidelines when he was taking in-game phone calls during his Orlando Summer League debut. He dumped Lawrence Frank as his right hand man and is becoming more withdrawn, except when ripping his team for the media.
Other coaches listed with a less than stable position include: Mike Woodson of the New York Knicks, Tyrone Corbin of the Utah Jazz, Mike D’Antoni of the Los Angeles Lakers, Randy Wittman of the Washington Wizards, Mike Brown of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Dave Joerger of the Memphis Grizzlies.
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