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/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">PHOENIX -- Near the end of the 2015 season, Torey Lovullo took over as interim manager of the Boston Red Sox while John Farrell battled cancer. 

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But Hazen insisted their relationship was not the overriding factor in the hiring.This was a process, Hazen said, a strong process, where we had a lot of strong candidates with different backgrounds, different levels of coaching experience, managerial experience. But ultimately Torey was the one who came out on top.Hazen and Lovullo replace Dave Stewart and Chip Hale, who were fired after the team went 69-93 last season.Im not going to get blinded by the fact the team won 69 games, Lovullo. `Im more excited about the type of players we have, the culture that were going to try to set here in the clubhouse and dugout.The 51-year-old new manager said the team has a nucleus of great players.I am very optimistic that we have the capabilities of doing something very special, he said. As I told one player on the phone, I want to be able to have us all tell a great story at the end of the 2017 season.Lovullo noted that the 2016 Diamondbacks were at or above league average in just about every offensive category.He had much less to say about the pitching. Arizona ranked last in the majors with a team ERA of 5.09.I havent done anything other than look at the numbers, Lovullo said.He called himself an active listener and planned to talk to more players soon.Im not sure what it was like here in the past, Lovullo said, but what theyre going to talk about and what theyre thinking about is going to matter to me.He brings an American League attitude to the NL West.Once I get a feel for our guys and our personnel, we will determine what type of team were going to be, Lovullo said. But I do like an offensive team, Im not going to lie.With the two hirings, the Diamondbacks are something of a Red Sox West.The Boston Red Sox are a special organization for a lot of reasons, Lovullo said. But all those key things we watched on a day-to-day basis there in Boston, yes we want to bring them here to Arizona, but we want to make them a little bit better.Lovullo played for UCLA, where he was a two-time Pac-10 player of the year. His father is television producer Sam Lovullo, whose shows include Hee Haw, which had a 20-year run. The son went a different direction.I think baseball chose me, he said. ... It really meant something special to me when I started to play and just had this incredible love for the game.Lovullo played parts of eight seasons in the majors.He spent nine seasons as a minor league manager before Farrell hired him as first base coach in Toronto. When Farrell went to Boston in an unusual trade, he took Lovullo with him as bench coach. Lovullo held the job for four seasons, including the World Series championship year of 2013. After Farrell was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, Lovullo led the Red Sox to a 28-20 record. With the disease in remission, Farrell returned last season with Lovullo by his side.Boston went 93-69 and won the AL East. That record is the exact opposite of the team Lovullo inherits in the desert. Cheap Dodgers Jerseys China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> .4 million title. Ryan Riess emerged with the title after a session in which he started behind, but used expert skill to gather the chips to his side amid the unpredictability of no-limit Texas Hold em. Riess put his final opponent Jay Farber all-in with an Ace-King. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . 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One tough season coaching a roster full of dead-legged journeymen and still-learning rookies gets you fired these days. "Coaching has never been valued less and blamed more," said ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy, former coach of the Knicks and Rockets. "Failure gets you fired and success gets you fired." While the ground all around them has never been more unstable, the last two coaches standing this season have found the kind of level footing that has become increasingly rare. The San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat, tied 2-2 in the NBA Finals heading into Sunday nights Game 5, have become the models for stability and managed to rise above the chaotic fray engulfing much of the rest of the league. "I think its a terrible state for the profession right now," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "We see it differently, the San Antonio organization and the Miami Heat organization. (To have) true success in the NBA you must have consistency of culture. When you see that type of turnover over and over and over, its impossible to create any kind of sustainable consistent culture." The Nuggets, Clippers, Grizzlies, Bucks, Nets and Hawks all fired their coaches after playoff runs this season. The Bobcats fired Mike Dunlap after one season on the job, while Mike Brown made it all of five games into his second season with the Lakers before he was run out of town. Brooklyn owner Mikhail Prokhorov fired two coaches this season -- Avery Johnson less than a month after he was the Eastern Conference coach of the month and P.J. Carlesimo after the Nets lost to the Bulls in the playoffs. "Its disappointing that Lionel Hollins takes his team to the Western Conference finals and they are going to go in another direction," Hall of Famer and ESPN analyst Magic Johnson said last week about the situation in Memphis. "You cant get better than Lionel Hollins, and you cant get better with what you have; just a tremendous season. "Do I like whats going on today? No." Warren LeGarie represents some of the biggest names in the coaching business, including Hollins. He said he doesnt see a crisis brewing, but he does believe periods of upheaval like this "are going to become more common than not." "No matter what, youve got to keep your seat belts fastened because theres a lot of turbulence out there," LeGarie said. "I tell my guys to try to improve their relationship with the front office as much as possible and keep the lines of communication open. No one likes surprises." George Karl led the Nuggets to the playoffs in all eight of his seasons and earned coach of the year honours this year after helping a starless team set a franchise record with 57 victories. He told The Denver Post that he thought the decision to fire him was "very stupid," and Gregg Popovich wont argue with him. In his 117th season as coach of the Spurs, Popovich is the longest tenured coach in the league. Cheap MLB Jerseys/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">. . The manic approach that many NBA owners take to changing coaches, in his eyes, runs counter to the philosophies that made many of them successful in other pursuits. "As you think about it, it seems like it would apply no matter what your business is," Popovich said. "If you can have continuity, a good group, a team, so to speak, and all that that entails and keep it in a continuous manner so that it grows more or less upon itself, within itself and the knowledge and understanding continues to grow you have a pretty good understanding. You can deal with adversity and you cannot get too pumped up about success but just enjoy it and realize how fleeting it might be. "But the change, change, change, change, change thing doesnt really work. You can see that in a lot of organizations." Spoelstra has only been on the job five seasons, but that makes the baby-faced 42-year-old a relative grey beard in this business. He is the third-longest tenured coach in the league behind Popovich and Bostons Doc Rivers. It all starts at the top, with Spurs owner Peter Holt and Heat owner Micky Arison long considered two of the more level-headed owners in the league. Arison has worked with President Pat Riley since 1995, while Holt, GM R.C. Buford and Popovich have been the power trio in San Antonio since 1997. "The continuity I think breeds, it breeds trust, it breeds camaraderie, it breeds a feeling of responsibility that each member holds towards the other," Popovich said. "The ability to be excited for each others success, not to develop territory and walls, but to stay participatory. To be able to discuss, to argue and come out at the end on the same page with the same passion and the same goals." "And I think without continuity thats pretty impossible, because all the immediate tendencies of instant success starts to take over and that just breeds failure." The tranquility, and volatility, seems to trickle down to the players. Before coming to the Heat three years ago, Chris Bosh spent seven seasons in Toronto. He played for three different coaches and five different general managers in that time and only made the playoffs twice. "Ive been a part of organizations where the GMs and coaches have been like musical chairs," Bosh said. "Its hard to get stability. The players are in and out. Here its comforting to know you can work with the same people and get to know the same people." If there was any team that could be tempted to bow to public pressure it is the Heat. Playing under a white-hot spotlight ever since LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Bosh teamed up in the summer of 2010 has brought unparalleled scrutiny. Spoelstra was deemed by some not experienced enough to coach such a star-laden roster, and Bosh has heard calls for him to be traded for two years. The Heat ignored all of that and now find themselves in their third straight finals, two victories away from their second straight championship. "When people dont see success right away, they just want to fire everybody and trade everybody and move on from there," Bosh said. "It takes patience. I think a lot of people up top understand that. The coaching staff understands that. 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