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Four NBA head coaches on the hot seat

NBA head coaches on the hot seat include Fred Hoiberg
Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

With the unofficial second half of the season starting on Thursday, it’s time to put up or shut up for a few NBA head coaches.

For some, that means fixing a dysfunctional locker room, and for others it means just getting into the playoffs or simply breaking the status quo and beating expectations.

In a league which doubles as a reality TV show, the seat gets hot fast. Frank Vogel went from perfectly safe to out of a job last season because the Indiana Pacers lost a playoff series in which they were heavy underdogs. Certainly, there will be more firings this season that come out of nowhere, and some coaches should be watching their backs already.

At this time of year, if you can’t put up, you’ll be put out of a job. Without further ado, here are four coaches whose seats are scorching.

About the author

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.