Biggest Challenge Each New NBA Head Coach Is Facing Entering 2014-15

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Biggest Challenge Each New NBA Head Coach Is Facing Entering 2014-15
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First years on the job can be difficult.

You're still new, figuring out how things run, sometimes battling the adjustments that come with relocating. The initial experience can make you anxious. But what the actual experience does is nothing compared to thinking about what it does.

Certain NBA coaches have to know what we're talking about—like this year's crop of newbies, for instance.

Nine teams hired new head coaches over the summer. Not all of them are rookies, to be sure.

All of them, however, are new to their situation, facing obstacles and barriers of different kinds—some of which are bigger and more season-defining than others, a few of which may even result in loss of sleep, appetite or proverbial marbles.

How they juggle their new problems matters.

What are their most-pressing tasks exactly?

To the drawing board!

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