Larry Brown (CHA), Rick Carlisle (DAL), Mike D'Antoni (NY), Scott Skiles (MIL), and Doug Collins rumored (CHI) should all be successful in 2008-09. Speaking of Collins, you may have seen what Chuck Daly had to say about the possibility of the Bulls' new coach:
''I was shocked at how long it's been taking the Bulls to hire a coach, and now I know why. This is a brilliant hire by the Bulls because Doug is a beyond-brilliant basketball man. He's proven it pretty much everywhere he's been. He really knows the game, understands it, can teach it and he has matured into a wonderful person. 'With them getting the No. 1 draft pick, I don't think they could have hired a better coach."
There are at least two other terrific coaches out there with a combined 28 years of NBA coaching experience: Mike Fratello and Jeff Van Gundy.