It appears Frank Vogel’s days are numbered in L.A.
So, who will be the next fall guy for Rob Pelinka? A grizzled veteran or a newbie head coach? How about a player-coach?
SportsBetting has set odds on the Lakers head coach at the start of the 2022-23 regular season, and there are some familiar as well as outlandish names on the list.
The Lakers’ current assistant coach, David Fizdale, is the favorite, while the current head generals for the Jazz and 76ers are second and third, respectively.
There are a couple of college names on the list, and the longshots, well, are longshots for good reason. But it’s always fun to speculate.
Worth noting…LeBron James would be the first player-coach since Dave Cowens led the Celtics during the 1978-79 campaign.
Odds are subject to change and current numbers can be found
Lakers Head Coach for 2022-23 Season
David Fizdale +350
Quin Snyder +400
Doc Rivers +475
Nick Nurse +600
Mike Brown +650
Sam Cassell +700
Steve Clifford +700
Kenny Atkinson +800
Terry Stotts +1200
Stan Van Gundy +2000
Mark Jackson +2000
John Calipari +3300
Jay Wright +4000
Becky Hammon +5000
Phil Jackson +10000
Mike Krzyzewski +10000
LeBron James +15000
Best NBA picks? Stevie Vincent of OffshoreInsiders.com is widely accepted as the best NBA handicapper since Curt Thomas retired early in this century.