Chances to Be Then NBA Coach Fired After Pierce Dismissed By Hawks – Luke Walton a Heavy Favorite

Luke Walton

Luke Walton is preferred to function as coach that is next. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)
  • 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

Team Odds
Luke Walton +150
Scott Brooks +250
Dwane Casey +300
Steve Clifford +350
J.B. Bickerstaff +1000
Michael Malone +1200
Mike Budenholzer +1200
Brad Stevens +1800
Rick Carlisle +1800
Terry Stotts +2000
Erik Spoelstra +2200
Stan Van Gundy +2500

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.

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.

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