NBA notes: Cavaliers, Pistons, 76ers seeking new coach
The first time Byron Scott was fired, Lawrence Frank took his job. Now they're both looking for work, and the NBA's coaching carousel is already spinning in three cities.
Scott was fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Frank was ousted by the Detroit Pistons and Doug Collins resigned as coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, all three on Thursday, a day after the end of the regular season.
And now the wait continues to see what happens in other cities, such as Sacramento, Toronto and maybe even Atlanta.
"There's a lot of things I want to enjoy," Collins said. "I think it's every man's dream to be able to live that life that you've worked so hard to try and live. That's what I want to do."
All three of the coaches who were packing their offices Thursday missed the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, after leading teams that combined for records of 87-159.
Collins essentially chose his own fate, though he could have stayed on the 76ers' sideline if he was so inclined with one year and $4.5 million left on his contract. He will remain with Philadelphia as an adviser and will surely play a role in what the team decides to do with its roster this summer.
Scott and Frank weren't as fortunate.
Every playoff flop will draw a fine
The NBA will fine players $5,000 for a first flopping offense during the playoffs.
The league issued players a warning for a first offense during the regular season, the first time it punished players for trying to fool referees into making calls by exaggerating contact.
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