2023 NBA coaching tracker: News, rumors, interviews, personnel changes


The NBA‘s coaching carousel already began moving moments after the 2022-23 regular season ended.

At least a couple of teams already announced that they were moving on from their current coach, hoping they can find a new voice that can spark positive results like Mike Brown did for the Sacramento Kings or how Jacque Vaughn helped steer the ship for the Brooklyn Nets following his midseason hire. 

Here’s all the latest news on the coaching and general manager changes around the league along with the rumored candidates and who is interviewing for each role. 


Houston Rockets

  • The Rockets agreed to terms with former Celtics coach Ime Udoka to make him their next head coach, ESPN reported Monday. Udoka coached the Celtics for one season before he was suspended by the team for the 2022-23 season after an investigation found he broke multiple team policies. Udoka replaces Stephen Silas, whose option for the 2023-24 season was declined by the team.


Detroit Pistons (HC)


Toronto Raptors (HC)

PERSONNEL CHANGES (head coaches and general mangers)

Milwaukee Bucks

  • Mike Budenholzer was dismissed by the team after five seasons as the Bucks’ coach. Milwaukee’s decision to let go of Budenholzer came a week after they were upset in the first round of the NBA playoffs despite having the best record in the league during the regular season. The Bucks finished with at least a top-three seed in the Eastern Conference in each season Budenholzer coached, including in 2021 when they won the NBA title.

Detroit Pistons

  • Dwane Casey resigned from his post as the Pistons’ head coach following their regular-season finale after five seasons. The 2017-18 Coach of the Year will remain in Detroit, transitioning into a role in the team’s front office.

Houston Rockets

  • Stephen Silas’ option for the 2023-24 season wasn’t picked up, ending his tenure as the Rockets’ head coach after three seasons.

Toronto Raptors

  • Nick Nurse was fired by the Raptors after coaching the team for five seasons, including when they won the NBA championship in the 2018-19 season.

Washington Wizards

  • Tommy Sheppard was fired from his role as the team’s general manager after four seasons. Washington missed the playoffs the last two years.

Phoenix Suns

  • Monty Williams was fired as head coach after four seasons, which included a trip to the NBA Finals in the 2020-21 season.
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