Betting Odds On Next NBA Coach To Be Fired: Top 3

After Steve Nash bit the dust early in the season, the Brooklyn Nets have staged a dramatic turnaround under coach Jacque Vaughn. So what other teams are next up to have their head coach on the firing line? 

Let's have at the look at three names who are at or near the top of the oddsmakers picks for next NBA coach to get fired. 

1. Jamahl Mosley, Orlando Magic

This one seems a little unfair, but Mosley immediately moved to the top of the oddsmakers list right after Nash was given the pink slip. The Magic were off to an extremely lackluster start to the season, but have more recently looked a little better, winning six of their last 10. And to be fair, they weren't expected to do much. In fact, continuing to lose would serve them better, in the Victor Wembanyama tankathon. 

2. Dwane Casey, Detroit Pistons

Another dreadful team, who have actually lost their best player for the season, Cade Cunnigham. And again, this is a team that would serve itself better to keep losing. But has there been enough improvement with this young roster over the last couple of years to keep him as the man at the helm moving forward? The betting line isn't so sure, and has installed Casey as the 2nd-most likely coach to be given his walking papers next.

3. Doc Rivers, Philadelphia 76ers

He does and says some offbeat things sometimes, and his playoff record in recent years has been somewhat laughable. He's maintained his spot in the Top 5 most likely to be fired, as the Sixers have waffled between looking very good to very not-so-great. 

"Fire Doc Rivers" calls have been prominent on social media in recent days.  

Gotta love those Sixers fans. 

Honorable mentions here have to go to Chris Finch, whose Minnesota Timberwolves have been a terrible disappointment this far this season, and Tom Thibodeau of the New York Knicks, who's made some strange rotation decisions along the way; if they ever revert back to their losing ways, who knows how long owner James Dolan can control himself. 

Note: Despite all the controversy in Atlanta, and reports that he's considering stepping down, all signs are that Nate McMillan is in no danger of being fired. 

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