NBA Power Rankings: Ranking the NBA's Best Second-Half Coaches

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NBA Power Rankings: Ranking the NBA's Best Second-Half Coaches
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Being a coach in professional sports is one of the worst professions you could possibly have.

The money is good, but the publicity is horrible. If your team is playing bad, it always comes down on the coach and how he's running the team. However, if the team is playing good, then it's because of the players stepping it up.

Not once does the coach get any sort of credit. Perhaps if they immediately join the team and there's obvious improvement or if they have a long track record of success behind them they'll get credit.

Otherwise, the coach is just that guy on the sideline in the suit yelling at the players and the referees making weird movements with his hands. It's no wonder why some of these coaches get far more angrier than the players. They know that if the team loses, the majority of the blame will be put on the coach for making some sort of wrong decision.

That's just the risk these coaches take. They know they're getting thrown into the lions den when they take the job and it takes a strong mindset and an amazing understanding of the game to become successful. You don't see many coaches stick with one team for so long because the coach will always be the first one to go in times of turmoil.

Think about it. If the Miami Heat suddenly lost 10 games in a row, who's going to be the first to go? LeBron James or Erik Spoelstra? Exactly.

With that being said, we'll honor the coaches who always seem to come alive in the second half by power ranking each and every sideline leader.

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