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Cleveland Cavaliers fire David Blatt, and a look back at the NBA coaching changes over the last year

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A very long list for a short period of time

Hard to see eye-to-eye
Hard to see eye-to-eye
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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.