The Case for and Against Each NBA Coach on the Hot Seat

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The Case for and Against Each NBA Coach on the Hot Seat
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Vinny Del Negro is on the hot seat, despite leading the Los Angeles Clippers to their first-ever division title. Who else's job could be in jeopardy?

Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! The end of the 2012-13 NBA regular season is right around the corner.

You know what that means? The league's coaching carousel is soon to start a-spinnin' once more! Step right up and see if your favorite team will be opening up a sweet courtside seat!

To be sure, the impending round of layoffs figures to be less vicious than usual. Four midseason coaching changes—Mike Brown, Scott Skiles, Alvin Gentry and Avery Johnson parting ways with the Los Angeles Lakers, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Phoenix Suns and the Brooklyn Nets respectively—should help to soften the blow to the bread line at season's end.

In theory, anyway. There's still a slew of coaches who are perfectly primed to have their bums burned on the proverbial coaching hot seat this spring. Let's have a look at some of the ones in the most trouble and the cases for and against each keeping his job into next season. 

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