When things aren't going well for a particular sports team, there really aren't a lot of quick fixes. Ownership isn't going to change. General manager isn't a position that can realistically be shuffled every few years. And overhauling player personnel is a slow process.
Which is why coaches always seem to find themselves the target of fan ire and are usually the first to go. A coach is one of the most visible—and disposable—faces of a given franchise. Upper management is rarely hesitant to throw a coach to the wolves if it buys them some time with fans in addressing bigger issues.
This is a process which repeats itself year after year. And it only serves to reinforce the fan perception that a simple coaching change will cure what has chronically ailed them. Of course, that's almost never the case.
Not that it matters. Here are 15 coaches that are so hated by fans that they've already lost their jobs or are in serious jeopardy of doing so within the year.