As the NBA season enters the second half of the season, it's become apparent that a few of these coaches just gotta go. It's not to say that these guys can't coach, but it is more than clear that they cannot continue to coach where they are. If a guy like Mark Jackson can be fired after winning 51 games and back-to-back playoff appearances, then these guys certainly need to be handed a pink slip. For the most part, making the playoffs should be the least of their concerns.
3. Alvin Gentry
Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry has been with the team for two seasons now, but sadly the team is on the verge of missing the postseason for the second straight year. Gentry has enjoyed little to no success in New Orleans since joining the team fresh off winning a title with Golden State. Gentry's troubles may speak less to Gentry's inefficiencies and more to the
Pelicans lack of talent outside of Anthony Davis, but nevertheless, the team needs a complete makeover.
2. Earl Watson
Ironically, Phoenix hasn't been to the playoffs since 2010 when Alvin Gentry was the coach. The Suns are in the midst of a seven-season playoff drought and after a putrid 2016-17 campaign, it's clear that Watson isn't the answer at head coach. He is 26-63 since taking over in Phoenix and the Suns look more than destined to be in the lottery once again.
1. Fred Hoiberg
Fred Hoiberg has done more winning this season than Gentry and Watson, but he is also in the Eastern Conference. In Chicago this year, Hoiberg is equipped with talent the likes of Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade, and Rajon Rondo, yet the Bulls are still locked in a fight for their lives to make one of the final two playoff spots. There's been a lot of chatter this season from the star players that not enough guys play hard or even care. That is a direct result of bad coaching, which Hoiberg may be guilty of in the midst of an underwhelming second season in Chicago. It looks to be time to get a new voice in the locker room.