Coaching Concerns: Erik Spoelstra and 10 Other Coaches Who Could Be Replaced

March 20th, 2011 by Kevin Yeung Leave a reply »
Head coaches play an important role in the NBA. Arguably the two best players ever played for Phil Jackson. How much did Phil have to do with the growth and development of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and countless others? Probably a lot.

Naturally, all teams want to have the best head coach possible. This is true for all team sports. The Bill Belichicks, Alain Vigneaults and Mike Krzyzewskis in the sports world are all vital to the team they coach.

In the NBA, we too have some iconic coaches. Phil Jackson, coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, has the most titles as a head coach ever. Gregg Popovich, coach of the San Antonio Spurs, has led his current squad to one of their best seasons, if not the best, ever.

Like players, however, coaches have to leave their team at some point for whatever reason. Maybe they're getting old and want to retire, or maybe their team is frustrated with a lack of player development. Whatever the reason, we naturally have coaches that could be replaced prior to the start of the 2011-2012 season.

The question is, which coaches are we talking about?

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