3 NBA coaches who are on the hot seat following slow starts

NBA coaches Doc Rivers and Tom Thibodeau (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
NBA coaches Doc Rivers and Tom Thibodeau (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /
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NBA coaches Steve Kerr Warriors talks and Erik Spoelstra of the Heat (Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The NBA season is now in full swing, which means we are already deep into heartwarming surprises along with disappointing starts to the season. Often times when things go awry, the NBA coaches are the first to get the boot. Whether it is right or wrong, it is an everlasting reality in the Association. Several coaches are definitely feeling the pressure of the hot seat as we continue on in this early season. The firing of Nets’ coach Steve Nash signaled the beginning of potentially more coaches losing their jobs soon.

NBA coaches on the hot seat: The Exceptions

Some top-tier franchises have gotten off to very rough starts. Golden State and Miami come to mind, as both see themselves toward the bottom of their respective conferences. However, Steve Kerr and Erik Spoelstra have built up so much equity over the years, their job security is far out of question.

One could argue that Will Hardy should be on this list, given that Utah had No. 1 overall pick aspirations and now sit atop the Western Conference. However, the Jazz have been a  heartwarming story and are home to many veterans who desire to win. Tyronn Lue and the Clippers got off to a rough start initially, but have seemed to have righted the ship since then, with Kawhi Leonard’s absence being a reasonable excuse regardless.