Eric Musselman inherited a playoff team in 2006, but he was fired when he failed to get the Kings to the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons.
With the NFL season in Week 10, there seems to be a consensus about which teams are the best, though no one has emerged as the clear favorite to win the Super Bowl. Here is a look at the Super Seven, the teams atop most power ratings:
10 pressing questions in the world of sports
The high school football playoffs don't start until next week, but it's never too early to peek ahead.
Tonight's showdown between No. 6 Stanford and No. 2 Oregon should be a great game, with the winner likely representing the North in the Pacific-12 Conference championship game and the loser likely eliminated from the BCS title chase.
On the surface, it seemed Jonathan Martin couldn't take a prank pulled by his offensive-line mates with the Miami Dolphins.
Linebacker Aldon Smith is back on the 49ers' 53-man roster after a reported stint at an inpatient facility for substance abuse.
Back in spring training, nobody gave the Boston Red Sox much of a chance to reach the 2013 World Series.
The acts of a few can stain the efforts of many when it comes to students running amok with spray paint.
Much has been said about how local interest in the 2013 World Series lags because neither the Giants nor A's are participating. Logic says, "Obviously."
Years ago, a football game between rival high schools was intensified with someone sneaking onto the opposing campus and toilet-papering the trees. Or raising underwear bearing an image of the enemy's mascot on the school's flagpole.
The 49ers' offense has been an odd thing to watch this season.
After Week 5 of the NFL season, only three teams are undefeated.
Which one has the best chance to win all 16 games this season?