It's not a good year to be an NBA coach. With Mike Brown being fired by the Los Angeles Lakers early in the season and Avery Johnson recently being let go by the Brooklyn Nets, seats in the NBA are getting a bit hotter than normal.
Scott Skiles is the latest coaching casualty, as he and the Milwaukee Bucks recently chose to part ways. Despite being in the thick of the Eastern Conference race, the team had lost four straight and had little stability due its lack of a consistent rotation.
The saddest part is that those three coaches are all great at what they do, losing their jobs through a combination of being in the wrong situation and plain bad luck. Other sideline generals have done far worse jobs this season, yet they remain at their current posts.
This could all change now that the season is more than two months in. Despite lasting this long, some coaches' seats definitely got a little warmer in the last 24 hours.
Note: All records and statistics accurate as of January 8, 2013.