Ready for the Next Level: 10 College Coaches Ready for the NBA

May 10th, 2010 by Bob Evans Leave a reply »
The coaching carousel in the NBA has already started its yearly spin. Chicago Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro, Philadelphia 76ers coach Eddie Jordan, and Los Angeles Clippers Interim coach Kim Hughes were the first three to get the ax this off-season, and I am sure there will be plenty more to come. Normally the next in line for an NBA head coaching position comes from inside of the NBA, but every so often a team will take a chance on a proven college coach. Not many college coaches make the transition to the NBA smoothly, just ask Rick Pitino who's tenure in Boston was rocky to say the least. While others decide to head back to college before their first day on the job. How were those five days as head coach of the Orlando Magic Billy Donovan? So what exactly does it take to make a college coach ready for the next level? And who are 10 guys that I feel are ready for the job? Let's take a look.... Begin Slideshow


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