The NBA plans to resume the 2019-20 season at Walt Disney World in Orlando. It will be a unique situation with 22 teams returning for eight regular-season games prior to the start of the playoffs.
There was concern about the possibility of the NBA canceling the season altogether, potentially preventing a potential champion from being crowned. With that no longer being the case, the contenders will be able to compete against one another for the highest honor.
Playing out the full season will preserve some storylines that otherwise would have been lost. Will LeBron James be able to win his fourth championship? Will Giannis Antetokounmpo lead the Bucks to a title? Will Kawhi Leonard and Paul George win it all? There’s plenty of player legacy implications that could be impacted.
It’s not just about the players that will have a renewed opportunity, the remainder of this season is important for head coaches, too. Some coaches that could have potentially avoided a failed playoff run by having the season being canceled will no longer have that occur.
With that being said, here are five coaches with the most to lose after the NBA season resumes.