Potential candidates to replace Doug Collins
Michael Curry is the Sixers associate head coach and has spent the last three season on Doug Collins' staff. Curry was the head coach of the Detroit Pistons in 2008-09.
Stan Van Gundy
Stan Van Gundy took the past season off from coaching after spending five seasons in Orlando. In eight seasons as a head coach, Van Gundy has gone 371-208 with an NBA Championship with Miami and an Eastern Conference Championship with Orlando. His time with the Magic ended following a reported dispute with the departing Dwight Howard.
Jeff Van Gundy
Stan's brother, Jeff Van Gundy joined ESPN in 2007 as an analyst. He has 11 years of head coaching experience, seven with the Knicks (1996-2001) and four with the Rockets (2003-2006).
Brian Shaw, who won five NBA titles as a player and coach in the Lakers organization, has been on the Pacers staff since 2011. Shaw was considered the frontrunner to replace Phil Jackson before the Lakers opted for Mike Brown.
Mike Brown, who actually succeed Phil Jackson with the Lakers, last just over one season and was fired five games into the 2012-13 season. Brown previously coached the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers.
Former Sixer Lionel Hollins has spent the past six seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies. In that span, he has a record of 195-159.
Avery Johnson last coached with the Nets before being fired 28 games into this season. Johnson lasted 2 1/2 season with the Nets and previously took the Mavericks to the NBA Final during his four-year tenure in Dallas.
Chuck Person has spent the past three seasons on the Lakers staff as an assistant coach.