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phlp_bj
12-02-2008, 11:58 PM
Straight shooting

With the recent firings of Eddie Jordan and P.J. Carlesimo, Pandora's Box is now officially open and there are sure to be more pink slips issued.

There are plenty of candidates, also plenty of coaches (like Scott Skiles and Jim O'Brien) who will get a temporary free pass because of injuries to key players -- although that excuse didn't save Jordan.

Anyway, the coaches most likely to be canned are divided into four categories:

Afraid to answer their phones

Marc Iavaroni will probably be the first to go. His Grizzlies are clawless, and they do play with unbridled intensity, but despite their trades and their top-shelf draft choices their winning percentage is lower than it was last season.

Mike Dunleavy got a temporary reprieve when Elgin Baylor was sent packing, but his team is lifeless and somewhat disorganized. The Clippers' trio of bigs Chris Kaman, Zach Randolph, and Marcus Camby has no chance of meshing, and another major trade will only increase the overall confusion.

Even though Kevin Martin is down and out, the brothers Maloof have been disenchanted with Reggie Theus for quite some time mainly because of his inability to fully relate to his players. Oblivion seems the most likely destination for both the Kings and Theus.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/8880674/Plenty-of-coaches-on-a-short-leash-these-days

ADZ124
12-03-2008, 12:24 AM
Next coach that will get fired is Sam from Toronto god we suck

avsman05
12-03-2008, 12:34 AM
it will be a race between reggie theus and sam from Toronto.

marvILLous
12-03-2008, 12:35 AM
Sam mitchell

Afridi786
12-03-2008, 12:36 AM
Y would Skiles get fired, they are near .500, and playing better D than last year.

KH12
12-03-2008, 12:47 AM
Damn it, why can't Vinny Del Negro be on that list?

mjt20mik
12-03-2008, 01:38 AM
Sam Mitchell for sure!

KobeIs
12-03-2008, 03:52 AM
Sam Mitchell for sure!

I can somewhat understand why but didn't he like win Coach of the Year last year?

FlawlessKB24
12-03-2008, 04:01 AM
If Mike Dunleavy wasnt GM, he'd have the shortest leash of them all

Faneik
12-03-2008, 07:50 AM
I can somewhat understand why but didn't he like win Coach of the Year last year?

That was Byron Scott. Mitchell won the year before ('06/'07).