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Best Available Replacements for Struggling NBA Coaches
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The NBA has already seen three coaches leave their post this season. 

With a number of other teams struggling to win and put fans in the seats, it is only a matter of time before the next coach gets the axe. Of the league's 30 teams, 13 are under .500.

There are some surprises in lottery territory. The Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks were all playoff teams a year ago, but they are currently on the outside looking in on the playoffs.

The Lakers, Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks couldn't wait any longer before going in a different direction. As a result, if a team is willing to give one of these gentlemen a second chance, Mike Brown, Avery Johnson and Scott Skiles are available.

The next coach to be pink-slipped is sure to come from one of the aforementioned lottery teams. When a franchise decides to make that move, there are plenty of candidates willing to step in. Ahead, we'll highlight the five squads most likely to be seeking a replacement.

Team records are accurate as of Jan. 13, 2013.

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