Ranking the Top 10 NBA Coaches With Their Work Cut Out For Them In 2014-15

Ranking the Top 10 NBA Coaches With Their Work Cut Out For Them In 2014-15

Frank Vogel Indiana Pacers
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Looking forward to the 2014-15 NBA season, it seems as if there is an unusual amount of coaches who may be coaching for employment. Furthermore, some coaches have massive amounts of pressure placed on then by management, so they will have to win a fair share of games. In these rankings, let's take a look at the top 10 coaches who have their work cut out for them in the upcoming NBA season.

10. Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher New York Knicks
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10. Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher New York Knicks
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Although Carmelo Anthony recently stated that he does not expect to win an NBA Championship this upcoming season with the New York Knicks, head coach Derek Fisher will have to show Anthony and company that he is the right man for the job. The Knicks have a roster that is not ready to compete for an NBA title, and Fisher will have to keep his locker room patient this year, something Mike Woodson was unable to do last season.

9. Steve Kerr

Steve Kerr Golden State Warriors
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9. Steve Kerr

Steve Kerr Golden State Warriors
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The Golden State Warriors recently made a head-scratching decision when the team fired Mark Jackson after he won 51 games and improved the team's win total in every year as head coach. Now, with first-time head coach Steve Kerr at the helm, the Warriors will have to improve on their win total from last season, demonstrating that firing Jackson was the right move.

8. Byron Scott

Byron Scott Los Angeles Lakers
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8. Byron Scott

Byron Scott Los Angeles Lakers
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Bryon Scott is taking on an extremely difficult situation as he begins his stint with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers do not have a roster capable of making the playoffs in the daunting Western Conference, however, Scott will have to do enough to show that he can sufficiently coach Los Angeles through this rebuilding period.

7. Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw Denver Nuggets
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7. Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw Denver Nuggets
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Brian Shaw came under a lot of scrutiny last year as he seemingly lost his locker room during the season. The Denver Nuggets boast a core of Kenneth Faried and Ty Lawson, and winning more than 36 games this upcoming season will be a must, as Shaw enters the season on the hot seat.

6. Michael Malone

Michael Malone Sacramento Kings
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6. Michael Malone

Michael Malone Sacramento Kings
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Although the Sacramento Kings' roster construction has been a bit questionable for some time, there is enough talent for the team to improve upon their 28-game win total from last season. Malone will have one of the toughest tasks in the league next season, as he attempts to get his team of scorers to play with selflessness. Unfortunately for Malone, Sacramento recently lost Isaiah Thomas, their starting point guard from last season.

5. Kevin McHale

Kevin McHale Houston Rockets
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5. Kevin McHale

Kevin McHale Houston Rockets
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Kevin McHale's coaching ability was questioned last year after he was unable to get his team, which featured the likes of Dwight Howard, James Harden and Chandler Parsons, out of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs. Now, with pieces such as Omer Asik and Parsons gone, McHale's head coaching ability will truly be put to the test.

4. Erik Spoelstra

Erik Spoelstra Miami Heat
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4. Erik Spoelstra

Erik Spoelstra Miami Heat
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Simply put, it will become apparent this year how good of a coach Erik Spoelstra really is. Without LeBron James leading the way, Spoelstra will have to find a way to keep the Miami Heat respectable. With an aging Dwyane Wade alongside an injury-prone Luol Deng on the perimeter, Spoelstra definitely has his work cut out for him.

3. David Blatt

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3. David Blatt

David Blatt Cleveland Cavaliers
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David Blatt will immediately be put to the test as he begins his career as a head coach in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Although Blatt will go through some growing pains, the talent the Cavaliers possess should offset most of those issues. With LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving leading the way, Blatt needs to take the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals in his first year.

2. Monty Williams

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2. Monty Williams

Monty Williams New Orleans Pelicans
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Monty Williams has won only 41 percent of the games he has coached for the New Orleans Pelicans, and this year may very well be his last if he cannot make the team respectable. Barring any major injuries, a squad highlighted by Anthony Davis, Tyreke Evans, Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday should win their fair share of games and possibly make a run at a playoff spot.

1. Frank Vogel

Frank Vogel Indiana Pacers
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1. Frank Vogel

Frank Vogel Indiana Pacers
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With Paul George out for the season due to injury, Frank Vogel's club has the chance to go from the best team in the Eastern Conference to one of the worst. Last season, Vogel lost control of his locker room as the Pacers began to fall apart near the end of the regular season. Now without their best player, Indiana will be facing an even harder situation, and Vogel will have to demonstrate that he is capable of leading the team through adversity.

Nicholas Sciria is a San Antonio Spurs writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Nick_Sciria, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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