Lots and lots of internet gossip regarding Cavs coach Mike Brown being given the bums rush in Cleveland.
Have a look at the last five winners prior to Scott Brooks taking the title this year with OKC.
|2004–05||Mike D'Antoni^||United States[b]||Phoenix Suns||62–20||.756|
|2005–06||Avery Johnson||United States||Dallas Mavericks||60–22||.732|
|2006–07||Sam Mitchell||United States||Toronto Raptors||47–35||.573|
|2007–08||Byron Scott||United States||New Orleans Hornets||56–26||.683|
|2008–09||Mike Brown^||United States||Cleveland Cavaliers||66–16||.805|
Notice anything apart from the fact that they all had a penchant for designer suits and three of them liked to sport a mustache?
They are all currently not employed by the team that they won the award with, well in fact Mark Cuban may well be paying Avery Johnson still but you get the idea.
If Brown goes you'd have to fear for Brooks. It could be that this is the poison chalice of professional sports.