By the way, Chris Ford is actually a better coach than Ayers and I could see him staying around for a while. He's had his share of failures, but he's had a lot of experience coaching great players, like Larry Bird, and he helped Milwaukee improve a little bit from their uber-losing ways.
It wouldn't surprise me to see Ford stick for the rest of the season, but I think that Fratello or Rudy T might be getting a few calls.
Wow! On one hand, not giving a coach at least one full season doesn't seem to be fair. On the other hand, Billy King must not have felt Ayers would end up being the right guy and acted quickly, as opposed to waiting around. Of course, why did he hire him in the first place? I feel sorry for Ayers for having to follow Larry Brown. That situation would be tough for most coaches to succeed in. Mike Fratello seems to be the type of guy they would go after, but I think Rudy T's style might be a better choice for AI.