Tuesday, March 3, 2015
NBA Head Coaches Hot Seat
The Denver Nuggets fired head coach Brian Shaw today, which brings about a ton of commentary. After all, the Nuggets got rid of Coach Of The Year winner George Karl to hire Shaw two years ago. We've seen coaches removed in Sacramento and Orlando already this season and, I'm sure there will be more to come.
So who are the coaches who will feel the heat the most?
5-DAVID BLATT (CAVALIERS): I think Blatt is a good coach, but he wasn't hired to coach LeBron James, Kevin Love and championship expectations. But that is what he has now. I doubt the Cavs want to replace Blatt, but if they have to do it to keep LeBron around ...
4-DEREK FISHER (KNICKS): I don't think Phil Jackson would do that to D-Fish ... but this franchise is absolutely horrid right now and this style of play may not be attractive to free agents.
3-SCOTT BROOKS (THUNDER): There are some that downright hate Brooks and thinks he's overrated. Brooks, after all, has had Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden on his roster. Now Harden is in Houston, Westbrook was banged up last year and Durant banged up this year and the team is struggling to make the playoffs. Some think that you could bring someone else in who has some sort of offensive system and can make this team soar. With Durant and Westbrook's contracts winding down, the franchise may need to make a move on Brooks.
2-TOM THIBODEAU (BULLS): For whatever reason, Bulls management and Thibodeau don't see eye-to-eye. With Derrick Rose out again and the Bulls window closing a bit, this may be the time Thibs moves on.
1-MONTY WILLIAMS (PELICANS): Right now, the Pelicans are fighting for the 8th spot in the Western Conference. Williams may need to make the playoffs to keep his job. Williams doesn't seem to be the right fit for a club with a budding super star in Anthony Davis and defensive minded Omer Asik.