NBA FanHouse walks through the Valley of the Most Likely
the dreaded pink slip from the Bulls
Eddie Jordan, Washington.
Randy Wittman, Minnesota. Shockingly, the Wolves are building some expectations this year. No one dreams of 40 wins, but the team will at least need to be competitive throughout. There's a lot of room for error here: Wittman's roster is littered with special cases that need to be put in the right position to succeed, from Randy Foye to Ryan Gomes to Kevin Love. Something about Wittman's last 120 or so games at the helm doesn't provide encouragement, for some reason. Fall below Oklahoma City and say good night.
But the early favorite for a holiday offing is ...
Mike Woodson, Atlanta. If Mike Woodson's coaching career were a game of Risk!, Reality would have strongholds in North Africa, Middle East and Ukraine, and Woodson would be holding on for dear life in Brazil. Sure, Woodson could get lucky with a set of cards and secure the Americas. Acie Law could become an acceptable bench option, and Marvin Williams could turn into an All-Star. But do you really want to be in a position where that's the only way to survive?
Most Likely to Get Fired While Making Final Preparations For a Holiday: Mike Woodson originally appeared on NBA FanHouse on 2008-10-27T14:15:00+00:00. Please see our terms for use of feeds.