Winning pro coaches given the boot

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So much for the cliché, "Winning cures all." Tom Thibodeau is the latest coach to find out that winning – whether in the form of regularly reaching the playoffs or even winning titles – isn't always enough to create a peaceful and lasting existence with a franchise.

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, left, talks with owner Jed York before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
49ers win 20-17 in Jim Harbaugh's last game
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, left, talks with owner Jed York before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins holds Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley (11)in the closing moments of the second half of Game 3 in a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, May 11, 2013. The Grizzlies defeated the Thunder 87-81. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
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Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins holds Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley (11)in the closing moments of the second half of Game 3 in a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, May 11, 2013. The Grizzlies defeated the Thunder 87-81. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Mark Jackson of the Golden State Warriors directs Stephen Curry #30 during Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Curry speaks out on Warriors' coaching change
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Mark Jackson of the Golden State Warriors directs Stephen Curry #30 during Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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FILE - In this June 6, 1991, file photo, Chicago Bulls head coach Phil Jackson directs the offense during third quarter action against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Chicago. Jackson will be introduced as the newest member of the New York Knicks' front office Tuesday morning, according to a person familiar with the negotiations between the 11-time champion coach and the team. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Friday, March 14, 2014, because the Knicks would only confirm that a "major announcement" involving team executives was scheduled. (AP Photo/John Swart/File)
AP Source: Jackson to be introduced by Knicks
FILE - In this June 6, 1991, file photo, Chicago Bulls head coach Phil Jackson directs the offense during third quarter action against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Chicago. Jackson will be introduced as the newest member of the New York Knicks' front office Tuesday morning, according to a person familiar with the negotiations between the 11-time champion coach and the team. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Friday, March 14, 2014, because the Knicks would only confirm that a "major announcement" involving team executives was scheduled. (AP Photo/John Swart/File)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 4: Head coach Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears pats a player on the helmet as he comes off the field during a game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on November 4, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Bears defeated the Titans 51-20. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears v Tennessee Titans
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 4: Head coach Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears pats a player on the helmet as he comes off the field during a game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on November 4, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Bears defeated the Titans 51-20. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, left, talks with owner Jed York before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
49ers win 20-17 in Jim Harbaugh's last game
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, left, talks with owner Jed York before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins holds Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley (11)in the closing moments of the second half of Game 3 in a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, May 11, 2013. The Grizzlies defeated the Thunder 87-81. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
Thunder-Grizzlies Preview
Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins holds Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley (11)in the closing moments of the second half of Game 3 in a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, May 11, 2013. The Grizzlies defeated the Thunder 87-81. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Mark Jackson of the Golden State Warriors directs Stephen Curry #30 during Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Curry speaks out on Warriors' coaching change
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Mark Jackson of the Golden State Warriors directs Stephen Curry #30 during Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
FILE - In this June 6, 1991, file photo, Chicago Bulls head coach Phil Jackson directs the offense during third quarter action against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Chicago. Jackson will be introduced as the newest member of the New York Knicks' front office Tuesday morning, according to a person familiar with the negotiations between the 11-time champion coach and the team. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Friday, March 14, 2014, because the Knicks would only confirm that a "major announcement" involving team executives was scheduled. (AP Photo/John Swart/File)
AP Source: Jackson to be introduced by Knicks
FILE - In this June 6, 1991, file photo, Chicago Bulls head coach Phil Jackson directs the offense during third quarter action against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Chicago. Jackson will be introduced as the newest member of the New York Knicks' front office Tuesday morning, according to a person familiar with the negotiations between the 11-time champion coach and the team. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Friday, March 14, 2014, because the Knicks would only confirm that a "major announcement" involving team executives was scheduled. (AP Photo/John Swart/File)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 4: Head coach Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears pats a player on the helmet as he comes off the field during a game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on November 4, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Bears defeated the Titans 51-20. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears v Tennessee Titans
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 4: Head coach Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears pats a player on the helmet as he comes off the field during a game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on November 4, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Bears defeated the Titans 51-20. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
FILE - In this June 6, 1991, file photo, Chicago Bulls head coach Phil Jackson directs the offense during third quarter action against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Chicago. Jackson will be introduced as the newest member of the New York Knicks' front office Tuesday morning, according to a person familiar with the negotiations between the 11-time champion coach and the team. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Friday, March 14, 2014, because the Knicks would only confirm that a "major announcement" involving team executives was scheduled. (AP Photo/John Swart/File)
AP Source: Jackson to be introduced by Knicks
FILE - In this June 6, 1991, file photo, Chicago Bulls head coach Phil Jackson directs the offense during third quarter action against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Chicago. Jackson will be introduced as the newest member of the New York Knicks' front office Tuesday morning, according to a person familiar with the negotiations between the 11-time champion coach and the team. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Friday, March 14, 2014, because the Knicks would only confirm that a "major announcement" involving team executives was scheduled. (AP Photo/John Swart/File)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 4: Head coach Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears pats a player on the helmet as he comes off the field during a game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on November 4, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Bears defeated the Titans 51-20. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears v Tennessee Titans
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 4: Head coach Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears pats a player on the helmet as he comes off the field during a game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on November 4, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Bears defeated the Titans 51-20. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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