In-season changes rarely prove to be magic elixirs

Even the most embattled head coaches should be able to sleep a little more peacefully for the next month and a half, because inseason coaching changes almost never work.

Originally Published: November 16, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Now that the 2007 season has moved into its stretch run, with more than half the league's franchises burdened by losing records and exactly one-quarter of the 32 clubs claiming three wins or fewer, the vultures are starting to circle some potentially imperiled sideline bosses.

The carrion birds are going to have to flap around impatiently for about seven more weeks, though, because realistically there don't figure to be any head coach carcasses to pick clean until the conclusion ...

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