Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Revolving Doors in the NBA

Six........and counting......

Such is the state of life in the NBA as a head basketball coach.

From the Washington Post:

Reggie Theus was fired as coach of the Kings yesterday after a 6-18 start to his second season with the club.

Assistant coach Kenny Natt took over the Kings at their shoot-around before last night's game against Minnesota, spokesman Troy Hanson said. Natt is Sacramento's fourth coach in less than three years.

Assistant coach Chuck Person was fired along with Theus, who went 44-62 in with Sacramento.

The Kings, who have had star G Kevin Martin sidelined by injuries for all but nine games, have lost 10 of 11. They've fallen into last place in the Pacific Division, with only a win over the Lakers in the last 3 1/2 weeks. Sacramento's 24-point home loss to the Knicks on Saturday night -- the ninth in 10 games at Arco Arena -- was Theus's final game.

He is the sixth coach fired in the NBA this season, following P.J. Carlesimo (Oklahoma City), Eddie Jordan (Washington), Sam Mitchell (Toronto), Randy Wittman (Minnesota) and Maurice Cheeks (Philadelphia).

Talk about lack of job stability...........the NBA takes it to a new level.

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