June 15, 2024

One of the professions with the least amount of job security is coaching in the National Basketball Association. We’ve already seen a coach fired this season after bringing the team to a 30-13 record, and most recently, coach Jacque Vaughn was let go less than a year after agreeing to a one-year contract extension with the organization.

When it comes to NBA coaching positions, it’s all about the here and now. If the team isn’t playing the way management wants, or if something like an All-Star break loss, as happened to Vaughn, occurs, they won’t hesitate to yank the rug out from under you and go on to the next thing.

There are only so many coaches in the league with genuine

The Pistons weren’t predicted to make the playoffs this year, but with all the young, lottery-drafted talent on the team, you would think they’d be better than 8-46 at the All-Star break. Williams bears some of the blame for that, having made dubious rotation choices from the moment he started working there. Killian Hayes is the team’s most skilled guard, second only to Cade Cunningham, and he insisted on starting him over Jaden Ivey, who had an outstanding rookie campaign the previous year. Ivey adjusted to his bench position, but it was obvious that he should have been in the starting backcourt. While Hayes had done little to merit Williams’s level of confidence in him, it eventually came

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