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Don't blame the coach for your lousy team

How exactly does an interim head coach make a horrible NBA team better?
Tim Keown

Updated: December 17, 2008, 7:06 PM ET
By Tim Keown | Page 2

It's pretty easy to agree on the hierarchy of the NBA. There are three really good teams -- Celtics, Cavaliers, Lakers. There are a handful of teams that could contend if everything were to break just right -- Orlando, San Antonio, maybe Denver. And, finally, there is pretty much everybody else.

Which raises an interesting question: What do the owners and general managers of so many of the league's worst teams see that the rest of us don't?

Six coaches have been fired ...

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