Who Will Be The Next NBA Coach Fired?

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As the NBA season heats up, it is never too early to speculate on which head coaches might find themselves on the "Hot Seat," becoming one of the most discussed narratives across Massachusetts sports betting in the early season. 

While the season is young, several coaches have already emerged as leading candidates to find themselves on the wrong end of that line, leaving their current teams on less than fantastic footing.  

BetMassachusetts.com will be updating odds on the next NBA head coach to be fired every week. Keep tabs on BetMassachusetts.com for the latest and best Massachusetts sportsbook promos during the 2023-2024 season.

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Next NBA Coach to be Fired Odds

Coach Odds Pct. Chance
Billy Donovan, Bulls +350 22.2%
Steve Clifford, Hornets +500 16.7%
Wes Unseld Jr., Wizards +500 16.7%
Taylor Jenkins, Grizzlies +1000 9.1%
Chauncey Billups, Trail Blazers +1000 9.1%
Willie Green, Pelicans +1750 5.4%
J.B. Bickerstaff, Cavs +1750 5.4%
Other +600 14.3%

Billy Donovan Tops The Board

The leading candidate on our chart this week is fourth-year Chicago Bulls head coach Billy Donovan, who has posted a 122-129 (.486) with the team, as the Bulls sputter their way through a 5-10 start to the season.  

Overall, the longtime University of Florida and NBA head coach is our leading candidate to be fired first, coming in at +350 this week, while Steve Clifford of the Charlotte Hornets and Wes Unseld Jr. of the Washington Wizards (+500), Taylor Jenkins of the Memphis Grizzlies and Chauncey Billups of the Portland Trail Blazers (+1000) are the next closest firing options.  

Right now, fans of the Celtics can rest assured that second year coach Joe Mazzulla is in good shape to keep his job long-term.  

Keep tabs on BetMassachusetts.com for this updated piece each week throughout the NBA season, plus all Celtics odds as they look to clinch their first title since 2008.

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Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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