Expect more unexpected dips, turns

After Larry's landing in Detroit and Silas' stop in Cleveland, what's next? John Thompson in Philly?

Updated: June 17, 2003, 1:04 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

It has never been safer to say it.

To say that no one is safe.

Not Rudy Tomjanovich, a legend nudged out in Houston only partly because of health. Not Rick Carlisle, abruptly dismissed in Detroit because two doses of 50 wins couldn't heal his fractured relationships within the organization. Not even the coaches from NBA powerhouses who still have jobs can feel very safe. Sacramento's Rick Adelman and New Jersey's Byron Scott, who is about to work his second straight NBA Finals, are ...

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