What Is Going On With The NBA’s Head Coach Pool?
Yesterday, the NBA and its fans celebrated the mid-point of the 2009 season with the NBA All-Star game and a ridiculously amazing dance by Shaq in a mask. How much time did he spend practicing that routine? Anyway, more importantly, only one day later, the seventh NBA head coach was fired this season. Terry Porter received the news late last night. What is going on here? Eight head coaches fired at the close of the first half of the season? Are owners holding their coaches to a higher level of accountability in a tough economy, or is it something else? At least Career Sports & Entertainment is relieved that no more of their coach clients have been fired. By the way, who represents Porter?
Who will be next to go? Many in Detroit are calling for Michael Curry‘s head. What can agents do to protect their coach clients who currently possess head coaching positions within the NBA? With so many coaches being fired, that means that there are openings for other coaches to take those open spots. You better believe that this has been a very active season for coach agents, each trying to persuade GMs and other execs why organizations should bring their clients into the new regimes.
Ease the pain. Enjoy Shaq…