NBA Rumors: 5 Head coaches that shockingly may already be on the hot seat

Chicago Bulls head coach Billy Donovan (Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports)
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NBA Rumors: Five head coaches who may already be on the hot seat. 

The 2023-24 NBA season has gotten off to an exciting start. The Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets look like they are in a class of their own and the likes of the Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves have given us much to think about when it comes to that second tier of contenders in both conferences.

At the same rate, there are also some other teams that have gotten off to disappointing starts. And that will naturally equate to a few head coaches finding their way to the hot seat. Let’s explore five of the coaches who should feel the most pressure to dig their way out of their early-season holes.

5 struggling NBA head coaches

Jacque Vaughn, Brooklyn Nets

As the Brooklyn Nets turned a new leaf in trading Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving at least year’s NBA Trade Deadline, it’s pretty clear this is a franchise heading in a new direction. With a new core in place, though, you can’t help but wonder if the team will eventually look to find a new leading voice in the locker room.

This is Vaughn’s eighth season with the Nets and was promoted at the beginning of last season to head coach. He led the Nets to a 43-32 record under his watch. And he’s gotten off to a 6-5 start to this year. It’s not about Vaughn’s capabilities as a head coach and the fact that he could be on the hot seat has more to do with the fact that the Nets are in a bit of a transition.

It’s just something to keep an eye on if the Nets fail to make the playoffs this season.