PRO: Coach of the Year in 2010, was James Harden’s first coach.
CON: Is likely on a beach somewhere cashing checks.
Scott Brooks would be a much more likely possibility if he wasn’t still getting paid by the Thunder. He said when he was fired that he would take 2015-16 off, and it’s highly unlikely that the Rockets gig would be one to make him go back on that. Still, he coached Harden in OKC, and he’d take over a team fresh off a run to the conference finals. It’s definitely worth the cost of a phone call, assuming he’s somewhere with cell service.