Unlike seasons past, NBA coaches have kept their jobs this year.
Allen Iverson is responding to responsibility. Shaquille O'Neal is suddenly saying he and Kobe Bryant need each other "to shine." Derrick Coleman and Dennis Rodman have dropped out of sight, salaries are increasingly player-like and some owners (OK, one) are willing to spring for leather, lumbar-padded hot seats ... while surrounding that luxurious bench with an army of doting assistants.
Then there's this: No one's getting fired.
Not this season, anyway. Not during the season, at ...
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