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5 NBA Head Coaches Who Must Get The Ax This Offseason

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5 NBA Head Coaches Who Must Get The Ax This Offseason

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Life in the NBA can be wonderful as a player but if you are a coach it can get downright scary. The turnover for head coaches is like a telemarketing job. You have to always be on top of your game to stay relevant in this league. For every Phil Jackson there is an Isiah Thomas. Not everyone is fit to coach in the NBA. This season has seen some good guys do some pretty bad coaching.

Here are five coaches who should get the ax this offseason.

5. Michael Malone

Michael Malone, Sacramento Kings
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5. Michael Malone

Michael Malone, Sacramento Kings
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I know it’s pretty harsh to come down on a first-year coach, but the Kings need a proven voice controlling the huddle. When dealing with DeMarcus Cousins and his immaturity, there needs to be strong voice giving commands. Players look up to and respect coaches who have been in the trenches with hardware and experience to show. They will not respect a timid personality.

4. Rick Adelman

Rick Adelman, Minnesota Timberwolves
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4. Rick Adelman

Rick Adelman, Minnesota Timberwolves
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As a coach who has been around as long as Rick Adelman, he has to see the writing on the wall. The talent level is there for the Timberwolves but the coaching is not. They are in danger of losing their franchise player unless the organization can get some new blood patrolling the sidelines along with some fresh talent. Adelman's days are numbered in Minnesota.

3. Mike Brown

Mike Brown, Cleveland Cavaliers
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3. Mike Brown

Mike Brown
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Why did he ever go back to Cleveland to begin with? There was no LeBron there to will his team to a 60 win season. These guys are too young to get the concept of team ball and defense. Brown runs an offense and defense that needs veteran leadership, and the Cavs are not that team. He lost his team the moment he signed the contract.

2. Mike D'Antoni

Mike D'Antoni, Los Angeles Lakers
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2. Mike D'Antoni

Mike D'Antoni. Los Angeles Lakers
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Kobe being injured this season is not the reason the Lakers are suffering through a losing season. The coach is the reason. He is the reason Dwight Howard left for Houston and might be the reason why the Lakers won’t sign any big name free agents this offseason. His offensive concept was good in Phoenix six seasons ago, but the NBA has caught up to his schemes. His time is done in Los Angeles.

1. Mike Woodson

Mike Woodson, New York Knicks
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1. Mike Woodson

Mike Woodson, New York Knicks
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Regardless of whether the New York Knicks make it to the playoffs or not, Mike Woodson is not the man for the job -- especially since Phil Jackson is waiting in the wings to either coach or hire the person he wants to mold. Woodson lost this team long ago, and the decision to fire him was made when Jackson was brought in.