Coaching changes in 2021: who left, who got hired?


Here’s a look at the NBA teams that have undergone coaching changes since the start of the 2020-21 season:


Atlanta hawks

Outside: Lloyd Pierce (Pierce quits coaching after two seasons)

In: Nate McMillan (appointed interim coach after Pierce left)


Boston Celtics

Outside: Brad Stevens (Celtics moves Stevens as team chairman)

In: To be determined


The Dallas Mavericks

Outside: Rick Carlisle (Carlisle is stepping down as Mavericks coach)

In: To be determined

Rick Carlisle finished in Dallas after many successful seasons and an NBA title race.


Indiana Pacers

Outside: Nate Bjorkgren (Pacers leave Bjorkgren after 1 season)

In: Rick Carlisle (Carlisle returns to the franchise he coached in 2003-07)


New Orleans Pelicans

Outside: Stan Van Gundy (Pelicans made with Van Gundy after 1 season)

In: To be determined

Dennis Scott and Quentin Richardson discuss the reasons Stan Van Gundy was fired in New Orleans.


Magic of Orlando

Outside: Steve Clifford (Magic, Clifford agrees to split)

In: To be determined


Portland Trail Blazers

Outside: Terry Stotts (Blazers leaves Stotts after 9 seasons)

In: To be determined


Wizards of Washington

Outside: Scott Brooks (Wizards and Brooks agree to go their separate ways)

In: To be determined

After 5 seasons and 1 playoff series, Washington decides to part ways with coach Scott Brooks.


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