The NBA's harsh new reality
Rockets, Sixers, Knicks, Lakers, Grizzlies, Pistons, Mavericks, Pelicans, Nets, Raptors, Pistons ... all featured in our latest around-the-league notes that leads off with Milwaukee's coaching change
You've heard it zillions of times in countless different sports.
The easiest thing to change for any team is the coach.
Prepare to hear it even more often in coming months and years than we've grown accustomed to that maxim resonating in the NBA. With a new collective bargaining agreement coming into effect that will make it extremely expensive and in many cases prohibitive to assemble and maintain three-star constructions without serious consequences elsewhere on the roster, head coaches are bound to enjoy even less security than they've had in #thisleague because, like we said, changing a team's lead voice is going to be easier than dodging the various team-building restrictions that will soon be imposed on the NBA's leading spenders.
The Milwaukee Bucks are a prime example of this new reality. In the wake of the Bucks' humbling first-round exit to Miami in just five games, it's going to be very pricy this offseason to re-sign both Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez and even pricier to A) replace one or both if necessary and B) make notable alterations to the supporting cast around Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday.