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    Who will be the next coach to get canned?

    Well, I think Avery Johnson made history by getting canned. He is (as far as I know, and I may be wrong about this), the first coach to win "Coach of the month" one month, and then end up getting fired before the following month is up. Sam Mitchell of course managed to get Coach of the Year and then get fired the following season, but that is a little different.


    So... the question now is: Who will be the next coach to get fired? The Clippers are on a 15-game winning streak, which will surely get VDN the "Coach of the month" honours, but that said, they were on a 4-game losing streak before that streak started that had fans calling for his job. Perhaps a little premature. VDN and the Clippers are doing well now, but VDN's job was certainly one of the ones that many thought might not last out the season. But it would be hard o fire a guy who has coached you to the best record in the NBA.

    Then the is the other LA team: 'Antoni has managed to win a few games, but the team is still below .500 and the Lakers have high expectations. How long will they tolerate hovering at .500?

    Lawrence Frank seems to be reluctant to give Andre Drummond the minutes he shoudl be getting, and the Pistons are near the bottom of the division, but I since expectations weren't very high going into the season, I don't expect that Frank will be fired before the end of the season.

    The Kings have some real talent on their roster, and while Keith Smart seems like a great guy, he isn't getting as much milage out of the talent he has, but like Detroit, there weren't high expectations coming into the season, so he may be safe until the offseason.

    And of course there are the Wizards, owners of an 8-game losing steak and the worst record in the league, though Wall has been injured all season. That said, I think it was fair to expect some improvement in this roster and not such a drastic regression.


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    Keith Smart. Not a ton was expected from the Kings, but this was supposed to be a year where their center became a star. Instead, Demarcus seems pissed off and is regressing. Thomas Robinson hasn't looked too good, Evans isn't doing great. But Demarcus to me is the biggest issue. He doesn't have to appease to his every move, but their system is different from what they practiced before.

    I say Smart is gone by mid January.
    Then Washnington's coach.

    Then possibly Philly if they keep falling off. Probably not though, since they have a gap in no Bynum.


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    As a Pistons fan I pray it Lawrence Frank

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    the only way I can see VDN getting fired is to make room for phil. And on that win streak of theirs, I just don't see it happening.

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    D'Antoni. Lakers are shitcanning 2 coaches before the ASB.
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    People were saying Utah's Corbin, but I think he is great. He isn't Sloan, but he is the closest we will get to playing Jazz Basketball.

    I don't want to be like the Lakers, where we turn into our rivals team by getting their coach and main PG.

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    Lakers aren't going to hand D'Antoni 12mil to go home. They'd become the laughing stock of the NBA if they fired two coaches in the same season.
    He'll be there until at least mid next year or after that season.

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    Yeah that would be whack. I mean if its an intermin coach, and you fire him after he took over for your fired head coach, that is different. But to fire a guy and bring in a replacement, just to fire him and bring in an intermin, well that is whack.
    Like Utah just put Assistant Coach Corbin as Intermin, then finally decided to offer him the position after it was decided that Sloan wasn't coming back, and that no other coach could run "Jazz Basketball". If they fired Corbin it wouldn't have been as big of deal.

    I just find it even more crazy cause Nash and Antoni are rivals of LAL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blink View Post
    As a Pistons fan I pray it Lawrence Frank
    As a Pistons fan that's not going to happen.

    Get this guy the ball!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman View Post
    D'Antoni. Lakers are [canning] 2 coaches before the ASB.
    Seriously, I think it will be D'Antoni if the Lakers are still hovering at or below .500 at that point of the season.
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    Keith Smart

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket View Post
    As a Pistons fan that's not going to happen.
    As a Knicks fan I'll say that totally won't happen.

    I got to say the clock is ticking on....Randy Whittman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal827 View Post
    Keith Smart. Not a ton was expected from the Kings, but this was supposed to be a year where their center became a star. Instead, Demarcus seems pissed off and is regressing. Thomas Robinson hasn't looked too good, Evans isn't doing great. But Demarcus to me is the biggest issue. He doesn't have to appease to his every move, but their system is different from what they practiced before.

    I say Smart is gone by mid January.
    Then Washnington's coach.

    Then possibly Philly if they keep falling off. Probably not though, since they have a gap in no Bynum.
    Falling off? when did this happen?


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    Dantoni? Smart? Wittman?

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