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Report: Six to eight NBA teams expected to change coaches this offseason

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MEMPHIS, TN - APRIL 27: Head coach David Fizdale of the Memphis Grizzlies speaks to the media prior to Game Six the Western Conference Quarterfinals game against the San Antonio Spurs during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on April 27, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

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Last offseason featured unprecedented coaching stability.

That’ll change this year.

Howard Beck of Bleacher Report:

Industry sources believe at least six to eight teams—and perhaps as many as 10—will be hiring new head coaches this offseason

The Suns (Earl Watson), Grizzlies (David Fizdale) and Bucks (Jason Kidd) already fired coaches during the season. So, that’s three.

The Knicks (Jeff Hornacek) and Magic (Frank Vogel) are expected to fire their coaches. That’d bring the total to five.

The other one to five? There are plenty possibilities.

Whenever teams are as bad as the Hawks (Mike Budenholzer), Bulls (Fred Hoiberg), Kings (Dave Joerger) and Lakers (Luke Walton), it’s a mistake to assume continuity. Health concerns could cause changes with the Hornets (Steve Clifford) and Cavaliers (Tyronn Lue). The Pistons (Stan Van Gundy) appear likely to enact a front-office change, and that could always lead to a coaching change – especially when Van Gundy took the job only with president power. The Clippers (Doc Rivers) could move on – or Rivers could move on from them. The Pelicans (Alvin Gentry), Nuggets (Michael Malone) or even Timberwolves (Tom Thibodeau) could shake things up if they miss the playoffs. A team that loses earlier than expected in the postseason – looking at you, Trail Blazers (Terry Stotts) – could make a change.

There are enough possibilities to figure at least one of those teams – probably more and maybe even an unexpected one – change coaches.