David Blatt took the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals last season, and led them to the Eastern Conference’s best record before being fired for someone with no head coaching experience.Tyronn Lue got David Blatt’s job because he has been friends withLeBron James since James was 17 years old. Regardless of the weight James carries in the organization, the Cavs took a big risk firing Blatt and hoping Lue would pay off. With that in mind, let’s like at each team’s worst coaching hire.
1. Atlanta Hawks: Lon Kruger
Before coaching the University of Oklahoma, Lon Kruger was the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks where he infamously guaranteed season-ticket holders that his team would make the playoffs or get a refund. Kruger was fired after starting the season 11-16, and the Hawks ended up missing the playoffs.