Rookie Watch: Mayo the new No. 1

Originally Published: December 17, 2008
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.

One of the harshest lessons a rookie must learn about this business is the temporary status of most NBA head coaches. Six coaches have already been fired, with a few more possibly on the way out. Many of these rookies played for strong college programs whose coaches are ingrained into the landscape of the community, so losing a coach during the season is new territory for the most part.

In college, players put their ultimate trust into their coaches, allowing coaches to define, ...

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