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Tough times for NBA coaches

Despite leading his team to the Western Conference finals, Lionel Hollins won't be retained as coach of the Grizzlies. That's notable on its own, but consider this: He's one of three coaches this season, along with George Karl (Nuggets) and Vinny Del Negro (Clippers), to lead his team to its best-ever NBA regular season win total, and then be shown the door. Which coach least deserved to be let go? Which vacant NBA job would best suit Hollins next season? Vote below!

Which of these NBA coaches was most undeserving of losing his job?

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  • Which recently-ousted coach would you most want to coach your team?

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  • Did the Grizzlies make the right decision in not renewing Lionel Hollins' contract?

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  • Which of these NBA coaching vacancies would be the best fit for Lionel Hollins?

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  • In which league would you be most worried about your job security as a head coach?

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NBA Playoff Pick 'Em

The Spurs are back in the NBA finals, awaiting the winner of Heat-Pacers. Who'll advance out of the East to face San Antonio? And which team will take home the Larry O'Brien trophy?

Which team will win the NBA Finals?

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  • Who will be the MVP of the NBA Finals?

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  • Which NBA Finals matchup from the past four years had you the most excited?

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NBA Playoffs: Grizzlies, Heat win

Two of the NBA's four conference finalists are set, as the Grizzlies eliminated the top-seeded Thunder in the West and the Heat outlasted the determined Bulls in the East. Miami was expected to advance this far, while Memphis is more of a surprise. Will the Grizzlies reach the franchise's first NBA Finals? Will they meet the Heat? Vote below!

  • Will the Heat and Grizzlies meet in the 2013 NBA Finals?

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  • Which team will win the NBA championship?

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  • How many games do you expect the Heat to lose in the Eastern Conference Finals?

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  • Which potential conference final opponent is a tougher matchup for the Heat?

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  • What will the Heat do in the Eastern Conference finals?

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  • Which team would win a Heat-Grizzlies NBA Finals?

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