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NBA coaches are rarely safe

Originally Published: June 18, 2013
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

When Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra joked in May about being almost relieved that he didn't win NBA Coach of the Year this season over George Karl, it seemed like a glimpse into the volatility of the current coaching market in the NBA.

According to the Miami Herald, Spoelstra said, "It's not quite as definitive as the [Sports Illustrated] jinx, but pretty close."

He was referring to the fact that four of the past seven men (Avery Johnson, Sam Mitchell, Byron Scott, ...

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