24 coaching changes since start of 2002-03 season

Updated: May 7, 2004, 7:51 PM ET
Associated Press

The dean of Eastern Conference coaches, Terry Stotts, was fired Friday after 1½ seasons with the Atlanta Hawks. That must seem like an eternity to Tim Floyd, who was dismissed by the New Orleans Hornets after just one disappointing season.

In the rapid-fire, what-have-you-done-for-me-lately profession of NBA coaching, both got more time to prove themselves than John Carroll, Randy Ayers and Chris Ford -- each let go after less than a year on the job.

In fact, the firing of Stotts ...

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