Sometimes the best coaching changes are the ones never made, but that won't stop another offseason from playing its annual game of musical chairs.
Coaches are ready-made scapegoats in today's NBA. Never mind that their rosters are dotted with 19- and 20-year-old prospects who eschewed the benefits of an extended collegiate career.
And never mind that locker rooms have been hijacked by the real power brokers in professional basketball: the agents.
Fair or not, coaches can't get too comfortable on any given bench. They're the ones held accountable when teams descend into chaos, or—at least—to the bottom of the standings. Sometimes they're even canned for no good reason.
That doesn't mean that any and all replacements represent an upgrade—some will create a different set of problems altogether. Others are still quality coaches, but best-suited to calling it a career. Here are seven coaching candidates who should stay on a permanent vacation.