As we enter the 2013 portion of the 2012-13 NBA season, there are a handful of NBA coaches feeling the stresses of the coaching hot seat. We’ve already seen two head coaches – Mike Brown and Avery Johnson – lose their jobs due to poor team performance. There’s reason to believe that other head coaches around the league may be headed out the door.
The infamous “Black Monday” in the NFL saw seven different head coaches lose their jobs following the final Sunday of the regular season. Although the NBA probably won’t see that many casualties moving forward, plenty of seats are heating up as teams fail to meet expectations.
Using a Scoville Scale heat chart to employ a hot seat rating system, we’ll use the spiciness of various peppers to describe just how hot NBA coaches’ seats are.
Note: All statistics/records in this article are accurate as of Jan. 1, 2013 (prior to games played).