Marc Iavaroni (Memphis Grizzlies)
Vote of Confidence: December 13, 2008
Bald-Faced Lie: “He’s my coach and I’m behind him 100 percent. I’m not going to evaluate him now. Marc is not under the gun.” — Owner Michael Heisley
Firing Date: January 23, 2009
Post-Mortem: Thanks to a bevy of trades (including the Lakers/Pau Gasol fleecing), Iavaroni was forced to start three rookies in 25 of 41 games in ’08–’09, but ownership didn’t see that as an excuse and his own players didn’t seem to care. “We don’t have an identity,” said Marc Gasol, a man who, ironically, is only known by most sports fans as "Pau’s little brother."