posted on May, 9 2004 @ 02:22 PM
Coaches Terry Stotts of the Atlanta Hawks and Tim Floyd of the New Orleans Hornets were fired today by their National Basketball Associations teams.
Stotts, whose 137 games with Atlanta made him the longest- tenured coach in the Eastern Conference, was dismissed after the Hawks tied for the
league's second-worst record at 28-54. Floyd, who just finished his first season in New Orleans, was fired three days after the Hornets were
eliminated by Miami in the first round of the playoffs.
The Hawks and Hornets are now the only NBA teams without a coach. The Boston Celtics replaced interim coach John Carroll with Doc Rivers last week.
[Edited on 9/5/04 by TRD]