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Friday, April 10th, 2009 at 10:00 am  |  14 responses

An Early Look at the Coaching Carousel

Sneak peek at the madness ahead: “Multiple sources say the Kings have all but eliminated the possibility of retaining interim coach Kenny Natt and have targeted Eddie Jordan to replace him….European coaches – Ettore Messina and David Blatt – also have been mentioned as possibilities, but multiple league sources say the Kings are locked on Jordan…Washington Wizards: Saunders is the runaway favorite for the Wizards, who are determined to hire a winning, veteran coach for a win-now team. Johnson could be considered, but several sources say that Saunders is all but assured of a swift hiring once the regular season is done.”

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  • Ken

    Jordan is the real prize of the crop. Don’t be surprised if Frank gets added to the mix in the offseason either.

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com B. Long

    Um, Paul Silas anyone?

  • RM

    J.V.G!? camman

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I’ve never understood the Silas drumbeat. Both Jordan and Saunders would be great hires.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    If those two get hired, I wonder where that leaves Minny?

  • IndyB.

    with Kevin Mchale tutoring the young bigs for at least one more rebuilding year… great teacher for love and jefferson

  • http://nicekicks.com MeloMan13

    SMITCH?

  • http://mindyourbusiness@getalife.com Allenp

    TAD
    Silas had decent success in Charlotte and did all right with Bron.
    I think it’s weird that he can’t get a call from anyone. Nobody? Just strange. Avery needs to get a job as well.

  • Josh D

    Whers’s David Blatt from then? the only Europeans who have a name like that are us and i’d of heard about it if he was British

  • Josh D

    Theres loads of coaches after the mass firings earlier this season Avery Johnson, Mike Budenholzer, Tom Thidobeau, Tom Izzo could get a NBA job,Mo Cheeks, Randy Wittman, Mike Iavaroni, Terry Porter, PJ Carleisamo,Lawrence Frank possibly,Sam Mitchell, i could go on, and thats not including the guys you’ve mentinoned already

  • nate the great

    iv been waiting for saunders and JVG to get hired.

  • KoBynum716

    tom thibodeau’s defensive scheme could possibly turn the wizards around as well, but flips solid too

  • wilz

    jvg’s too good in the booth, keep him off the sideline at least a little bit longer

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