Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:50 PM
end of the season is best and most ideal.
unless you have someone on your staff that can take over and make the team better quickly, i don't see much sense in firing mid season...esp. if you have no hope of the playoffs.
i most certainly don't want to hire mid season because then you are shutting out most of the good prospects that you should be at least looking at. i don't even like hiring until after the superbowl just to make sure we've looked at every potential coach. only problem with that, tho, is people get impatient and want action, regardless if it's the smartest or most prudent course of action.
firing mid season should only be done in extreme situations...and no, "we have no hope of the playoffs and i'm pissed" is not an extreme situation.