With the Boston Celtics picking up Brad Stevens to lead them in their rebuilding effort, the recent influx of shocking coaching hires comes to mind, especially with how frequent they've been over the past few seasons.
Stevens was a great college head coach; there's no doubt about that. He took a mid-major to back-to-back NCAA national championship games and came within three niches on a Gordon Heyward heave of winning one.
However, a 36-year-old head coach jumping up from the Butler Bulldogs to the Celtics is downright stunning.
Thinking that it's the first time a team has picked up a strange fellow to take over is way off base, however.
Since the beginning of the game, coaching decisions have completely baffled fans.
Sure, few these days rival a decision quite as insane as the Detroit Pistons naming Dave DeBusschere player-coach back in 1964 when he was all of 24.
There haven't been decision quite as wild as Detroit's in the past decade, but there are a few head-scratchers from the last 10 years that make a guy turn back and think.