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Cleveland fires two coaches within 24 hours, which may have set a record

Posted: 9:30 PM, Oct 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-30 10:11:41-04
Cleveland fires two coaches within 24 hours, which may have set a record

UPDATE: We did some more digging, and thanks to a sleuth on Reddit, we did find an example of two coaches being fired within 24 hours in one city. 

We did some digging, and we couldn't find another time it had happened. Based on our research, Cleveland is the only city in sports history to have two of its franchises fire coaches within 24 hours.

Cavaliers coach Ty Lue was fired Sunday morning. Twenty-four hours later, the Browns announced they were firing Hue Jackson

It is not uncommon for multiple coaches of the same sport to be fired on the same day. 

In 2018, six NFL coaches were fired on "Black Monday."

But multiple coaches in the same market? 

We asked around, and the sports experts and fans we talked to couldn't remember it happening another time.

Seriously -- what could be more of a Cleveland thing than to be the first city to fire two professional coaches in 24 hours? 

But...

Maybe it happened before.

Maybe we missed it.

Let us know: If another city has fired two of its pro sports coaches in 24 hours (from one of the big four sports), email us at webstaff@wews.com , and we'll update this story and credit you with unearthing this very important historical nugget.