NBA coaches make for such great scapegoats.
Get off to a poor start? The coach isn't motivating his team properly! Offense is failing to score at an elite level? The coach needs to draw up better plays! Defense isn't preventing points? The coach needs to commit to that end more in practice!
"Off with his head!" scream fans, eager to place the blame on someone other than one of their favorite players.
It's not always the coach's fault, but sometimes...it is.
That's the case for these five men, each of whom have spent the early portion of the 2013-14 season futilely pacing the sidelines as their weaknesses are exposed. All of them have struggled badly.
Does that mean they'll see the axe?
In some cases, it's possible. In others, probably not, as they're either high-profile guys who aren't going to be easily replaced in the middle of a season or young coaches struggling to learn on the job.
But regardless, they're all making mistakes on the sidelines.