Most Surprising Coach Firings

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  • Dusty Baker, Cincinnati Reds
  • Terry Francona, Boston Red Sox
  • Lionel Hollins, Memphis Grizzlies
  • Billy Martin, New York Yankees
  • Mike Brown, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Mark Jackson fired, Golden State Warriors
  • Jimmy Johnson, Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, Barry Switzer
  • Lovie Smith, Chicago Bears
  • Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Maurice Cheeks, Detroit Pistons

Billy Martin, New York Yankees

In the beginning of the late Billy Martin’s managing tenure with the New York Yankees, it was surprising when late owner George Steinbrenner fired him in 1979…but not as surprising when the Boss proceeded to hire him and fire him three more times in 1983, 1985 and 1988. Unbelievable! (Photo: Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)

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