- Luke Walton is favorite to be the next NBA head coach fired after the Hawks sacked Lloyd Pierce
- Wizards head coach Scott Brooks and the Pistons’ Dwane Casey follow Walton in the betting
- Who represents the best betting value to be the next coach sacked? See the odds below
It took a while for an NBA head coach to be sacked in 2020-21, then two came along at once as the Timberwolves got rid of Ryan Saunders and the Hawks replaced Lloyd Pierce with Nate McMillan.
Saunders paid the price for another lost season for the Timberwolves. Pierce was perhaps a scapegoat in Atlanta.
Sacramento’s Luke Walton is the favorite to be the coach that is next, together with his chances moving to +150, having exposed at +400 around per month ago.
Odds to Be Next NBA Head Coach Fired
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Odds taken on March third
Walton in the Hot Seat
The Sacramento Kings are sliding fast. Sacramento relocated to 12-11 once they beat the Clippers on 7th february. They have won one and lost 10 since then, and their rating that is defensive is in the NBA over that period. Some of those defeats are hefty people, too, adding to a -8.5 net rating in their final 11 games.
Luke Walton had been a guy under some pressure. The extra weight regarding the postseason drought weighs on Kings head coaches, and also this run that is awful left the Kings facing an uphill battle for a playoff spot. They are four games back on the play-in that is final, with all the Pelicans and Thunder among them and 10th-placed Memphis.
Sacramento has received ten mind coaches since 2007. This might be a company with a trigger that is quick, and one which is prone to panic. Their winning percentage was worse last season than the year before, and they are set to decline once more as it stands. This is simply not a roster that is stacked but Walton’s coaching has come under question consistently. He should be getting more out of them.
one of the most baffling losses you will see in a time that is long.
now lost 10 of 11.
is Luke Walton the top advisor with this group as soon as the play the Lakers on March 3rd? severe concern. https://t.co/Yq8tMEKaLV
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) March 1, 2021
Barring an winning that is improbable, Walton is likely to lose his job before the end of the season. It’s just a relevant question of whether another franchise strikes the panic switch first.
Brooks and Washington Recover
A heavy February loss that is 12th the Knicks could have been the end for Scott Brooks in Washington. The Wizards have won seven of nine since then, however, to pull themselves back into the playoff mix and take the pressure off Brooks.
Washington is seventh in net rating over that span. The defense, which bordered on farcical earlier in the season, has been in the top ten in the NBA over their last nine games. Bradley Beal is playing at an All-NBA level, Russell Westbrook is playing better they are getting great effort from their role players than he was, and. This might be no name contender, but Brooks has overseen a turn that is relative.
Bradley Beal’s happy to see the Wizards win six of their last seven games ???? pic.twitter.com/ndV4plVek9
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) 26, 2021The Wizards are still only 12th in the East february. Also a losing that is minor will understandably see questions asked of Brooks. Recent signs have been good, though, and the stars to his relationship seems solid.
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Casey Should Avoid Saunders Fate( bottom that is*)Sitting of East with the second-fewest wins in the league, Dwane Casey is always going to be near the top of these odds. It’s understandable, of course, but perhaps unfair.
The Pistons are heading into a rebuild. This season unlike Ryan Saunders and the Timberwolves, there were no playoff ambitions. Killian Hayes is harmed, Derrick Rose happens to be exchanged towards the Knicks, and Blake Griffin is sitting away. Losing games is not a worry for Detroit – they truly are eyeing up a pick that is top a stacked draft.
Coach on last night’s game against the Knicks. pic.twitter.com/HZ7AY2mSmt
— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) March 1, 2021
Casey is most likely to lose his job if he doesn’t use the players that are young. Fundamentally, however, it is difficult to see Detroit rushing to a relative head coach decision. Casey probably has the rest of the season.
Stevens is a Longshot
For the time that is first his long Celtics tenure, Brad Stevens is under genuine stress. Boston is hovering around .500. Stevens stays among the top ten coaches into the league, however it’s perhaps not impractical to imagine a scenario where in fact the Celtics make a head that is drastic change.
Danny Ainge is reluctant to make mid-season trades. This season.
Stevens if the deadline passes and the Celtics continue to struggle, Stevens could be the scapegoat for one of the league’s most disappointing teams is a fascinating bet that is longshot the moment. Luke Walton remains the value option that is best.(*)