There are just three days left in the regular season and we are running out of time for a NBA coach to be fired. Will a coach get canned before the season ends?
At least one NBA coach has been fired in each of the last 45 years. The last time, per ESPN, that the league went without coaching turnover was the 1970-71 season. On average more than three coaches have been relived of duty in-season since 2011.
February was the last time bookmakers posted odds on which coach would be fired first. Alvin Gentry (Pelicans), Terry Stotts (Trail Blazers) and Mike Budenholzer (Hawks) were a few of the favorites. Yet, all remain gainfully employed.
If no coach loses their job bettors will surely be disappointed but not nearly as upset as the oddsmakers. Sportsbooks hate refunding money but unless something changes quickly that is exactly what they will do.
Warriors vs. Jazz
Golden State is going for a 15th straight win
Odds to be First NBA Coach Fired
|Coach||Team||Odds (Bookmaker 2/27)|
|Alvin Gentry||New Orleans Pelicans||+250|
|Terry Stotts||Portland Trail Blazers||+500|
|Mike Budenholzer||Atlanta Hawks||+600|
|Jeff Hornacek||New York Knicks||+610|
|Frank Vogel||Orlando Magic||+700|
|Kenny Atkinson||Brooklyn Nets||+800|
|Steve Clifford||Charlotte Hornets||+900|
|Dwane Casey||Toronto Raptors||+950|
|Fred Hoiberg||Chicago Bulls||+1000|