Mike Brown and these seven fellow NBA coaches may want to keep their agents on speed dial in 2013.
In a league where the average coach only lasts 3.2 years, turnover is common and expected. There's an awfully good chance that many of these head coaches will become part of that statistic.
Once a coach has lasted for a while with a franchise, they're often given a longer leash and greater margin for error. After all, they only survived that long because they did enough things right. That usually buys some credit to balance against wrong decisions in the future.
Racking up wins and/or rings will bank a lot of "get out of jail free" cards for later.
However, it's all too easy to drain the "good will" account, especially for those who haven't been on the job so long. So, it's not too surprising that many of the coaches on this list are relatively new to their respective positions.
Short leashes, unmet expectations or cultures of negativity are all obstacles that these guys currently face. If they can't clear these hurdles, they'll be likely be looking for new jobs by sometime next season.