Despite guiding his team to the 2007 NBA Finals and winning the 2009 NBA Coach of the Year award, Mike Brown has now been fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers for a second time. In just one season back with the team; Brown guided the Cavaliers to a disappointing 33-49 record in a season that was marred by constant bickering between stars Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters.
With one of the league’s brightest young stars in Irving, all hope is not lost in America’s most heart-breaking sports city. Whoever takes the reins as head coach will inherit a wealth of young talent including Dion Waiters (22), Tristan Thompson (23), Anthony Bennett (21), Tyler Zeller (24) and a lottery pick in this year’s supposedly loaded NBA Draft.
On Wednesday, Bovada posted a prop bet concerning who will be named the Cavaliers head coach. Former Bulls guard and current Bulls assistant coach Adrian Griffin — known mainly for his defensive prowess — is listed as the front-runner for the job. This falls in lines with reports from earlier in the week which indicate that Griffin is the Cavs top candidate,
As you can see, many similar candidates are also being considered for the Lakers vacant head coaching job.
It’s always nice to see a sportsbook with a sense of humor, and Bovada seems to be the George Carlin of oddsmakers. Bovada gives Mike Brown the seventh best odds of being named the next head coach of the Cavs despite being fired earlier this week.
It should also be noted that David Griffin, the former VP of basketball operations, has been named the full-time general manager and will be tasked with hiring the next head coach.
Who do you think will be the Cleveland Cavaliers next head coach? Do you think there are any dark horse candidates not listed here? Make sure to leave any questions or comments in the section below.