Doc Rivers is a good value bet in the next NBA coach to be fired odds

Next NBA Coach To Be Fired Odds: Rivers On The Hot Seat Again

As the NBA season chugs along, some coaches are being left in the dust. 

The Brooklyn Nets already cut the cord on the Steve Nash experiment when they fired him in November, but there’s a good chance other bench bosses will be let go before the end of the year. Luckily for you, my opportunistic sports betting friends, you can wager on the next NBA coach to be fired. 

The odds on the next coach to be fired in the NBA have been released, with Orlando Magic head coach Jamahl Mosley leading the pack at +275.

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Who Will Be the Next NBA Coach to be Fired?

Next NBA Coach to be fired odds
Jamahl Mosley+275
Dwane Casey+300
Stephen Silas+400
Doc Rivers+400
Tom Thibodeau+400
Darvin Ham+500
Steve Clifford+750

Odds as of December 8

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Why is Jamahl Mosley Favored in Odds to be the Next NBA Coach Fired?

Mosley was given plenty of runway as he tries to nurse a young Magic team back to playoff contention, but at the end of the day, your record speaks loudest, and right now the results are non-existent.

A year ago, Mosley guided Orlando to a 22-60 record, the second-lowest win total in the NBA. The 2022-23 season hasn’t started much better, as the Magic currently rep the worst record in basketball and haven’t shown any substantial signs of improvement. The Magic front office might want to stay patient, but as the losses pile up, a new voice might be necessary. 

NBA Next Coach Fired Odds: Best Bets

Since there are bench bosses offering plus money, let’s check out a few of our best bets in the odds to be the next NBA coach fired. 

Doc Rivers (+400)

It seems like Rivers is on the hot seat every season. Two years ago, the 76ers exited the playoffs in unceremonious fashion, which culminated in Joel Embiid and Rivers absolutely torching Ben Simmons’ effort to the Philadelphia media. At that point, a firing would’ve been justified. But, hey, the 2022-23 season is also a fine time to give Rivers his walking papers, and 76ers management has plenty of reasons.

Philly has yet to advance past the second round of the NBA playoffs during Rivers’ tenure, and this season the club has limped to a 12-12 record as co-star James Harden recovers from injury. It’s a mess in Philadelphia right now. Why not bet on the 76ers to pull the plug?

Darvin Ham (+500)

Speaking of underperforming teams, no club has failed worse out of the gate than the Lakers. Things are getting better lately, but LA still sits in misery near the bottom of the Western Conference standings.

The coaching carousel turns quickly in Hollywood. Ham’s time might be up quicker than expected, especially if word comes out that he isn’t jelling with stars Anthony Davis and LeBron James. +500 is solid long-shot value if you think the Lakers will fully implode any time soon.