Liz Truss, the new/former UK Prime Minister, has resigned after a 44-day rollercoaster ride leading Great Britain’s government.
Truss’ short reign as leader sure sounded like a smooth, exiting time in the UK. However, all good things must come to an end. With the major announcement this morning, Truss joins some of the greatest/shortest leadership occupancies in sports.
5. Lane Kiffin, Tennessee Volunteers
Look at how happy the Lane Train was in Knoxville!
Kiffin is one of the longer tenured head coaches on our list; lasting an entire season with the Volunteers, going 7-6 in 2009.
4. Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers
After becoming one of the greatest Lakers of all time on the court, why wouldn’t Magic want to lead The Lake Show as head coach?
Well, he did; racking up a stellar 5-11 record in 1994 before resigning and giving us some of the the greatest foreshadowing in history.
3. Lou Holtz, New York Jets
Before Lou Holtz was spitting on all of us on ESPN from 2005-2015, he was actually a pretty good coach.
Not in 1976, however. Holtz took the head coaching job for the New York Jets. He lasted one breathtaking season, killing it with a 3-11 record.
2. Billy Donovan, Orlando Magic
As you can see to the right, Billy Donovan pulled a Magic trick on Orlando back in 2007.
One of the greatest coaches in franchise history, he never lost a game; only because talked Orlando into releasing him from his contract five days after putting pen to paper.
1. Bill Belichick, New York Jets
Two of the rarest images to find on the internet: Bill Belichick with the Jets, and Bill Belichick smiling.
In what clearly changed the history of the NFL, Belichick resigned after being head coach of the Jets for one day in January 2000.
So fear not, Liz Truss. No one laughed at any of the above coaches after or since these jobs. I’m sure no one’s laughing at you after your historical reign in the UK.