Yesterday, Hoops Rumors readers voted Brad Stevens of the Celtics the best offseason coaching hire in the Eastern Conference. The Sixers may demand a recount if and when they get their man in Spurs assistant Brett Brown, but for now we're heading west and exploring the other conference's offseason hires.
While there wasn't quite as much turnover as in the East, five Western teams replaced their head coaches, including three clubs who ranked in the top five in the Conference. Vinny Del Negro, George Karl, Lionel Hollins, Lindsey Hunter, and Keith Smart are out, and Doc Rivers (Clippers), Brian Shaw (Nuggets), Dave Joerger (Grizzlies), Jeff Hornacek (Suns), and Michael Malone (Kings) are in.
So what do you think? Which of those five new coaches will turn out to be the best choice? Which Western Conference hiring did you like best?