The Cleveland Cavaliers just fired David Blatt. The Head coach was scheduled to be the coach of the Eastern All-Stars this year, and Blatt had won a coach of the month award this season already. I don't get it. But whatever . . . I don't make these decisions.
The Cavs aren't the only team to make a head coaching change over the last full year (+), and here's a list of the guys who left, who took over, and as you can tell, the same teams seem to be spinning their wheels over and over again. Ultimately, it's not the coach who is failing out there on the court, but he's usually the most visible guy out there to be fired.
|Old Coach||Team||Event||New Coach|
|1||Michael Malone||Kings||Fired||Tyrone Corbin|
|2||Jacque Vaugn||Magic||Fired||James Borrego|
|3||Tyrone Corbin||Kings||"Demoted"||George Karl|
|4||Brian Shaw||Nuggets||Fired||Melvin Hunt|
|5||Scott Brooks||Thunder||Fired||Billy Donovan|
|6||James Borrego||Magic||Was Interim||Scott Skiles|
|7||Monty Williams||Pelicans||Fired||Alvin Gentry|
|8||Tom Thibodeau||Bulls||Fired||Fred Hoiberg|
|9||Melvin Hunt||Nuggets||Was Interim||Michael Malone|
|10||Flip Saunders||Timberwolves||Died of Cancer||Sam Mitchell|
|11||Kevin McHale||Rockets||Fired||J.B. Bickerstaff|
|12||Lionel Hollins||Nets||Fired||Tony Brown|
|13||David Blatt||Cavaliers||Fired||Tyronn Lue|
I don't know who is going to be next, but I do know that the Phoenix Suns have tried really hard not to fire Jeff Hornacek. I just don't know how well they will have to finish in order for him to stay on.