to discharge or remove, as from office or service
Synonyms include: send away, release
We're not even 30 games into the 82-game NBA 2008-2009 season and SIX coaches have been fired already! That's crazy!
P.J. Carlesimo (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Eddie Jordan (Washington Wizards)
Sam Mitchell (Toronto Raptors)
Randy Wittman (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Maurice Cheeks (Philadelphia 76ers)
Reggie Theus (Sacramento Kings)
Imagine going summer training camp, the pre-season and then into the season with all these plans and hopes for your team and after being unable to win even half of the games you've played, the executives for the team basically tell you that you suck at coaching and that you should leave? Yikes! Right now people aren't even betting on which team will win a game, but which coach is going to get fired next. Nuts...