Iavaroni spent the past five seasons as an assistant with the Suns.
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SECAUCUS, N.J., May 31, 2007 -- At least nine out of the 30 teams in the NBA will start the 2007-08 with a different coach roaming the sidelines then they had at the tipoff of the 2006-07 campaign.

The coaching carousel is picking up again after slowly revolving all season through Mike Fratello/Tony Barone Sr. on Dec. 28, Dwane Casey/Randy Wittman on Jan. 23 and Terry Stotts/Larry Krystkowiak on March 14.

The Bobcats' Bernie Bickerstaff coached his last game in Charlotte on April 18 (Managing Member of Basketball Operations Michael Jordan announced that change on March 13), followed by the Kings letting Eric Musselman go on April 20, the SuperSonics saying goodbye to Bob Hill on April 24, the Pacers parting ways with Rick Carlisle on April 25, the Rockets parting ways with Jeff Van Gundy on May 18 after four seasons and the Magic announcing Brian Hill will not return as Head Coach on May 23.

On May 31, the Grizzlies named Marc Iavaroni as the team’s new head coach and the Pacers announced Jim O'Brien as their new coach. Later in the day, the Orlando Magic followed suit by naming U. of Florida coach Billy Donovan as their new head coach. But Donovan decided to return to coaching the Gators and the Magic released him from his contract on June 6. On June 7, the Magic named former Heat coach Stan Van Gundy as their new head coach. On June 19, the Kings brought Reggie Theus home to patrol the sidelines.

P.J. Carlesimo was named the new coach of the Seattle SuperSonics by general manager Sam Presti on July 5.

NBA.com will keep you abreast of all the rumors swirling around the league of potential candidates for the vacancies.

July 5:
Sonics.com - Sonics name P.J. Carlesimo head coach

June 19:
Kings.com - Kings name Reggie Theus head coach

June 7:
Magic.com - Magic name Stan Van Gundy head coach

June 7:
Magic.com - Magic grant Donovan permission to break contract

June 1:
Commercial Appeal - New coach Iavaroni is a student of the game
Orlando Sentinel - Orlando Magic hire Billy Donovan as coach
Indianapolis Star - Bird brings in O'Brien

May 31:
Orlando Sentinel - Report: Billy Donovan Expected to Become Magic Coach

May 24:
Houston Chronicle - Owner Says Everybody on Board With Van Gundy Decision
Orlando Sentinel - Orlando Magic GM Makes Call to Fire Brian Hill

April 26:
Bergen Record - Nets' Bill Cartwright to Sacto?

April 25:
Memphis Commercial Appeal - Grizzlies to see Larry Brown, Kiki Vandeweghe
Indianapolis Star - Carlisle, Bird remain friends

April 24:
Seattle Weekly - Lenny Wilkens, Rick Adelman, Dwane Casey potential Sonic answers


'NET REPORTS: COACHING CAROUSEL
CHARLOTTE BOBCATS
May 25: Bobcats introduce Sam Vincent as new head coach.
Bobcats New Era Begins With Sam Vincent
Jordan meets with media
News conference video
HOUSTON ROCKETS
May 24: The Rockets tab Adelman as new head coach.
Houston Names Rick Adelman head coach
INDIANA PACERS
May 31: O’Brien becomes the Pacers’ 13th head coach in franchise history.
Pacers Name Jim O’Brien as Head Coach
News conference video
O'Brien on SIRIUS Radio Channel 127
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
May 31: Memphis names Marc Iavaroni as the team’s new head coach.
Grizzlies Name Iavaroni as Head Coach
News conference video
MILWAUKEE BUCKS
March 14: Milwaukee hired former Bucks player Larry Krystkowiak to fill the vacant spot left from Terry Stotts.
Coach K returns
News conference video
Krystkowiak postseason media availability
MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
Jan. 23: Minnesota promotes Randy Wittman to interim head coach after cutting ties with Dwane Casey.
Wittman takes over
News conference video
Babcock discusses the Wolves' blueprint
ORLANDO MAGIC
SACRAMENTO KINGS
June 19: The Sacramento Kings name Reggie Theus their new head coach
Theus takes over for Kings
SEATTLE SUPERSONICS
July 5: Seattle general manager Sam Presti announced that P.J. Carlesimo is the new coach of the SuperSonics.
Carlesimo takes over the reigns

Sonics take new direction
Bennett pursues championship culture
TORONTO RAPTORS
May 22: Toronto re-signs Sam Mitchell to a four-year contract.
Raptors Award Mitchell With New Contract