The Top 10 Worst NBA Coaching Stints by Former Players

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The Top 10 Worst NBA Coaching Stints by Former Players
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This NBA offseason has seen an NBA-record 13 coaching changes (or it will have once the Philadelphia 76ers hire a coach). Surprisingly, some successful coaches lost their jobs this summer with the likes of reigning Coach of the Year George Karl, Lionel Hollins and Vinny Del Negro (all of whom led their teams to NBA franchise records for wins) being sent packing.

Currently, 16 of the head coaches have some playing experience in the NBA, and it is clear that such inside knowledge of the league and the ability to relate to players is a characteristic that is valued by NBA front offices.

Some former NBA players don't work out as coaches, however, and this is a list of the 10 worst coaches who used to play in the NBA. The rankings are mostly based on winning percentages, but sometimes the talent of the roster and some particularly bad stretches of coaching affected where a coach landed on this list.

Without further ado, here are the 10 worst players-turned-coaches in NBA history. Hopefully none of the newest hires (Jason Kidd, Brian Shaw, Jeff Hornacek) eventually make a list like this.

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