May 27, 2024

Darvin Ham of the Lakers is currently the frontrunner, with +275 odds according to, to be the next NBA coach to be fired. Following the unexpected firing of Adrian Griffin from the Milwaukee Bucks, attention has shifted to other coaches on the proverbial hot seat. The odds for the “Next Coach Fired” market include nine of the 29 remaining NBA cities, with Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors at +1200.

Lakers' Darvin Ham 'favorite' to be next NBA coach fired

The current odds for next coach fired are as follows:

  • Darvin Ham, Lakers (+275)
  • Steve Clifford, Hornets (+325)
  • Chauncey Billups, Trail Blazers (+400)
  • Wes Unseld Jr., Wizards (+750)
  • Steve Kerr, Warriors (+1200)
  • Taylor Jenkins, Grizzlies (+1600)
  • Billy Donovan, Bulls (+1800)
  • J.B. Bickerstaff, Cavaliers (+3300)

The Milwaukee Bucks, despite leading the Central Division with a 30-13 record, made a coaching change midseason due to rumored locker room issues and expectations for a title push. Bucks assistant Joe Prunty will serve as the interim head coach.

Darvin Ham, coaching the Lakers, is in a precarious situation as the team hovers near the edge of the Western Conference playoff picture. With a 22-22 record, the Lakers are 8.5 games behind the first-place Minnesota and tied for the final play-in spot for the playoffs with Utah. The Lakers are anticipated to be active in the trade market to strengthen the roster for a postseason push. Despite speculation about his job status, Ham has expressed confidence in the support of team governor Jeanie Buss and Rob Pelinka, the vice president of basketball operations and general manager.

Steve Kerr, with four NBA titles with the Warriors, is considered a longshot to part ways with the team midseason, especially given the challenges the team is currently facing. Steve Clifford of the Hornets has more reason for concern, as Charlotte is struggling with a 10-31 season, placing them seven games out of the playoff picture, and a 5-14 home record. Similarly, Chauncey Billups of the Trail Blazers has a challenging season with a 12-30 record, ahead of only the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference.

(Odds provided for informational purposes; is not a regulated sportsbook in the United States).

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