5 to 1 Odds Phil Jackson to Replace Brown at LA Lakers
NBA fans, are you looking to make a quick buck? There’s a 5-1 jackpot waiting for you if you believe in Phil Jackson!
Since Mike Brown was abruptly fired last week after the Lakers disappointing 1-4 start to the season, rumors abound on who will be the next coach.
The coaches considered for the job include Jackson, Mike D’Antoni, Jerry Sloan, Brian Shaw, Nate McMillan and Bernie Bickerstaff.
Jackson has had talks with the team and is expected to give them an answer early this week. According to sports odds site Odds Shark, Phil Jackson has 5 to 1 odds of becoming the Lakers next coach. Fans give it much lower odds – Twitter abounds with chatter from Jackson fans who are waiting to see him on his throne in Los Angeles in the coming days.
Mike D’Antoni and Jerry Sloan get 2 to 1 odds to replace Brown. Shaw shares 5 to 1 odds with Jackson. McMillan is just behind at 6 to 1 and Bickerstaff is a dark horse at 8 to 1 odds.
The Lakers troubles are adding a lot of excitement to NBA betting.
There are 13 to 2 odds that the fabled team won’t make it to the playoffs and 23 to 10 odds they’ll make it but be eliminated in the first round. Finally, sports odds makers give the Lakers 4 to 1 odds to win the NBA title.