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Every NBA team will start training camp with the same coach it had a year ago. Or to put that another way, the NBA’s owners and general managers went through the entire 2016-17 season, and also you can buy nba 2k17 coins from our site, the postseason and so far the always unpredictable offseason without firing anyone from the elite group of 30 head coaches.

It’s been almost 15 months since the last NBA bench boss got axed; Memphis cut loose Dave Joerger in May 2016. Joerger was one of seven coaches relieved of their duties after the 2015-16 seasons. And also these free nba 2k17 ps4 mt belong to you guys. Four others had been whacked with the season in progress. In 2014-15, it was four coaches fired during or after the season. On average, over the previous three years, about three got dumped.

For sheer Xs & Os, this is a fortuitous time to have some coaching continuity. Remember, the NBA is tightening up the preseason, cutting back from eight to six tune-up games and starting the regular season a week sooner. So having systems already in place, with shorter learning curves all around (except perhaps in Houston while blending Chris Paul with James Harden), should be a good thing.

Still, this is unprecedented stability within the coaching ranks, certainly in the NBA’s “modern” era. The last time the league began and finished a season with all its head coaches intact, it was 1970-71 and there were barely half as many teams (17). As recently as 2008-09, six coaches -- OKC’s P.J. Carlesimo, Washington’s Eddie Jordan, Sacramento’s Reggie Theus, Toronto’s Sam Mitchell, Philadelphia’s Maurice Cheeks and Minnesota’s Randy Wittman -- were fired before Christmas.

It’s satisfying for Carlisle to say in his capacity as president of the National Basketball Coaches Association. As he surveys the current job security of coaches employed by his and the other 29 teams, Carlisle is pleased that -- coincidental or not -- it has come in the year of Michael H.


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