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NBA first-year head coaches

Nets head coach Jason Kidd talks with forward

Nets head coach Jason Kidd talks with forward Paul Pierce, right, in the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Washington Wizards. (Oct. 8, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

Nine coaches will helm an NBA team for the first time in their careers this season.

MIKE BUDENHOLZER, Atlanta Hawks 2012-13 team record: 44-38
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MIKE BUDENHOLZER, Atlanta Hawks
2012-13 team record: 44-38
Last season: Assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs
NBA experience: Assistant coach of Spurs from 1996-2013. |

BRAD STEVENS, Boston Celtics 2012-13 team record: 41-40
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BRAD STEVENS, Boston Celtics
2012-13 team record: 41-40
Last season: Head coach at Butler University

JASON KIDD, Brooklyn Nets 2012-13 team record: 49-33
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JASON KIDD, Brooklyn Nets
2012-13 team record: 49-33
Last season: Knicks point guard
NBA experience: 19 seasons as a player for the New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns and Knicks. |

STEVE CLIFFORD, Charlotte Bobcats 2012-13 team record: 21-61
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STEVE CLIFFORD, Charlotte Bobcats
2012-13 team record: 21-61
Last season: Assistant coach for Los Angeles Lakers
NBA experience: One season as an advance scout for the Knicks; 12 seasons as an assistant coach for the Knicks, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic and Lakers. |

BRIAN SHAW, Denver Nuggets 2012-13 team record: 57-25
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BRIAN SHAW, Denver Nuggets
2012-13 team record: 57-25
Last season: Assistant coach for Indiana Pacers
NBA experience: 14 seasons as a player for the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers; Eight seasons as an assistant coach with the Lakers and Pacers. |

DAVID JOERGER, Memphis Grizzlies 2012-13 team record: 56-26
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DAVID JOERGER, Memphis Grizzlies
2012-13 team record: 56-26
Last season: Assistant coach for the Grizzlies.
NBA experience: Six seasons as assistant coach for the Grizzlies. |

BRETT BROWN, Philadelphia 76ers 2012-13 team record: 34-48
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BRETT BROWN, Philadelphia 76ers
2012-13 team record: 34-48
Last season: Assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs.
NBA experience: Six seasons as assistant coach for the Spurs. |

JEFF HORNACEK, Phoenix Suns 2012-13 team record: 25-57
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JEFF HORNACEK, Phoenix Suns
2012-13 team record: 25-57
Last season: Assistant coach for Utah Jazz.
NBA experience: 14 seasons as a player for the Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz; two seasons as assistant coach for Jazz. |

MICHAEL MALONE, Sacramento Kings 2012-13 team record: 28-54
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MICHAEL MALONE, Sacramento Kings
2012-13 team record: 28-54
Last season: Assistant coach with the Kings.
NBA experience: 12 seasons as assistant coach with the Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, New Orleans Hornets, Golden State Warriors and Kings. |

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