NBA Rumors: 3 Coaches On The Hot Seat For 2022-23

As the NBA season quickly approaches, there are plenty of players with much to prove. We've already outlined the players who have the most to prove this season in the Western Conference, and the most to prove in the East

Time now for a look at the top three coaches on the hot seat going into 2022-23. 

Steve Nash

This one is a no-brainer. Anytime your superstar franchise player asks ownership to have you fired, it's probably not a good thing for your job security. 

But even if Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai isn't interested in Kevin Durant's threats, the fact is that Nash had a rough season at the helm of the beleaguered team. Not that you could totally blame him, what with the Kyrie Irving nonsense of choosing to be a part-time player, and James Harden giving half-effort and eventually asking out. Not to mention the injuries that sidelined Durant for a big chunk of the 2nd half, and Joe Harris for practically the entire season. 

But Nash needs to do better if he's to keep his job. Having a fully-healthy and fully invested Big Three of Durant, Irving and Ben Simmons would go a long way toward that end. 

Dwane Casey

The Detroit Pistons have been in rebuild mode for a few years now. They've wallowed around the bottom of the Eastern Conference the past three seasons, hovering around the 20-win mark each year. It's time to make a move. 

Adding first-round picks Jaden Ivey (No. 5 overall) and Jalen Duren (No. 13) were premium pick-ups for the Pistons;  they join budding stars Cade Cunningham (last year's No. 1 overall pick), Saddiq Bey and Isaiah Stewart to form a promising team on the rise. 

Another year of complete mediocrity, however, and Casey, entering his 5th year with the Pistons with a .344 winning percentage, could be toast. 

Doc Rivers

This might be blasphemy to Daryl Morey's ears, but Rivers has made some strange decisions (and comments) the past few years, and his record of blowing big playoff series leads has become almost laughable. 

Although team president Morey is a big fan, it would be difficult to conceive of Rivers still keeping his job if things go completely awry with this Sixers team, and more specifically, if they don't make a deep playoff run this season. 

Rivers has already addressed his job security this summer, insisting "I don't worry about my job. I think I do a terrific job."