In sports today there is a tremendous pressure to win now. Planning and acquiring talent for the future is great, but if a coach is failing in the present, there's a very good chance he or she won't be around long enough to see that future success. Patience is at a premium and winning is usually all that matters in the end.
The same goes with sports figures in the media. Television ratings and appealing to a mass audience is critical, and people don't have the luxury of finding their voice slowly and building an audience over the course of a decade or more.
Coaches, general managers and members of the sports media come and go like subway trains these days. Some come and go quietly, while others are marred by controversy and organizational strife.
Let's take a look at 20 of the biggest train wreck hires in sports.