NBA head coach musical chairs
Michael Malone, Kings
After spending two years as an assistant coach for Golden State, Michael Malone leaves the Warriors' bench to take the head-coaching position with the Kings.
Larry Drew, Bucks
Larry Drew played 10 seasons in the NBA before taking an assistant coaching position with the Lakers in 1992. He was head coach of the Hawks last season. Atlanta opted not to extend his contract and he signed with the Bucks on May 31st.
Mike Budenholzer, Hawks
Mike Budenholzer is leaving the Spurs' bench to take his first head-coaching job with the Hawks. He began his tenure as an assistant coach with San Antonio in 1996.
Jeff Hornacek, Suns
Former NBA shooting guard Jeff Hornacek is taking the head-coaching position with the Suns, where he began his playing career. He was previously a Jazz assistant coach.
Steve Clifford, Bobcats
Steve Clifford has been an assistant coach for four different teams since 2001. He spent last season with the Lakers before the Bobcats hired him as head coach last month.
Mike Brown, Cavaliers
After being fired by the Lakers, Mike Brown replaces Byron Scott as head coach of the Cavaliers. It will be his second stint with Cleveland.
George Karl, formerly with Nuggets
Despite winning the 2012-13 NBA Coach of the Year Award, George Karl was fired by the Nuggets after nine seasons. He left Denver with a record of 423-257.
Keith Smart, formerly with Kings
The Kings' new ownership group fired Keith Smart with a year left on his contract. Smart was an assistant coach with the Warriors from 2003 until 2010 and served as the team's head coach during the 2010-11 season. He joined the Kings the following year.
Byron Scott, formerly with Cavaliers
After a 24-58 third season, Byron Scott was fired by the Cavaliers. He started his NBA head coaching career with the Nets in 2000.
Lawrence Frank, formerly with Pistons
Lawrence Frank was fired after a disappointing 29-53 season with the Pistons. Over two seasons as Detroit's head coach, he managed just 54 wins.
Mike Dunlap, formerly with Bobcats
After his first season with the Bobcats, Mike Dunlap was fired. The team finished with the NBA's second-worst record at 21-61. Dunlap had no previous NBA head coaching experience.
Lindsey Hunter, formerly with Suns
Lindsey Hunter was not asked back by the Suns after serving as their interim coach. He was replaced by Jeff Hornacek in May.
Vinny Del Negro, formerly with Clippers
Despite leading the Clippers to a Pacific Division championship, Vinny Del Negro's contract was not renewed. In three seasons under his command, the team won 128 regular season games.
Doug Collins, formerly with 76ers
After a 34-48 season, Doug Collins resigned as 76ers coach. He will stay with the team as an adviser.
P.J. Carlesimo, formerly with Nets
Despite reaching the postseason, the Nets decided to let go of interim coach P.J. Carlesimo. He has coached five different NBA teams throughout his career, including the Warriors from 1997 until 1999.
Jim Boylan, formerly with Bucks
After serving as Scott Skiles' assistant for four years and replacing him midseason, Jim Boylan was not asked back by the Bucks. He finished with a 46-60 record in two interim stints.