There is a season. Finally! The beginning of the season brings joy to fans, puts employees to work in arenas, allows the athletes to showcase their talent and get paid but also puts stress and heat back on the coaches.
The only difference to this season from last season is the number of games the teams will play, but the same pressure will be on teams to win, especially for a select group of coaches. These coaches will be looked at to either make a major jump in improvement in their team's performance to convince their owners that the team is going in the right direction, or to even win the championship this year.
It seems a bit premature to think that someone's job is in jeopardy when the season hasn't even begun, but an NBA coach's leash is not very long and although a coach can't play one second or make one basket, unfortunately, he takes the blame when a team is not meeting expectations.