Poll: Best Eastern Conference Coaching Hire

Since the end of the 2012/13 regular season, an incredible 13 NBA teams have made coaching changes. 12 of those clubs have replaced their old head coach with a new one, while the Sixers' search for Doug Collins' successor continues.

Of the 12 teams to hire a new head coach so far, seven come from the Eastern Conference, including four playoff teams (the Hawks, Nets, Celtics, and Bucks). The East's new bench additions consist of a former college coach (Brad Stevens), respected assistants getting their first chance as head coaches (Mike Budenholzer, Steve Clifford), former head coaches (Mike Brown, Maurice Cheeks, Larry Drew), and even one coach whose playing career had barely ended when he was hired (Jason Kidd).

The seven hirings so far certainly represent a wide variety of philosophies, and will be facing very different expectations in the first season with their new clubs. For coaches like Stevens and Clifford, developing young talent will be crucial, while others, like Cheeks and Kidd, will be tasked with making some serious noise in the East right away.

So, today's poll question is this: Which Eastern Conference coaching hire did you like best? Which new head coach do you think will have the most success with his new team, however that success may be defined?

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