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Off-Season Coaching Changes

TeamOld CoachWhy left?New CoachOld Job
BostonM.L. Carrresigned (Apr. 30)Rick PitinoHead Coach, Kentucky
DenverDick Mottafired (Apr. 21)Bill HanzlikAsst., Hawks
Golden St.Rick Adelmanfired (Apr. 28)P.J. CarlesimoHead Coach, Trailblazers
IndianaLarry Brownresigned (Apr. 30)Larry BirdSpecial Asst., Celtics
OrlandoRichie AdubatoInterimChuck DalyHead Coach, Nets
PhiladelphiaJohnny Davisfired (Apr. 20)Larry BrownHead Coach, Pacers
PortlandP.J. Carlesimofired (May 8)Mike DunleavyV.P. & G.M., Bucks

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