Brooklyn Nets Head Coach Candidates; Odds of Jacque Vaughn’s Replacement

Brooklyn Nets Head Coach Candidates; Odds of Jacque Vaughn’s Replacement
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Another NBA head coach is out of a job, with the Brooklyn Nets moving on from Jacque Vaughn after two seasons and a total record of 64-55. The Nets are having a season that is disappointing fans and confounding  sports betting in New York.

With the Nets spiraling their way towards a lottery pick, at 21-33 (.389) and 2.5 games behind the Atlanta Hawks for the 10th and final play-in tournament spot, it’s worth wondering who the next coach to lead the franchise going forward will be.

Current Nets assistant Kevin Ollie, who won the national championship as head coach at UConn, has been tabbed as the team’s interim coach. Still, there is no guarantee that Ollie will get the job on a permanent basis.

Amid the turmoil, – your source for NY sportsbook promos - broke down the odds on who could be the next Nets head coach, after the club and Vaughn went their separate ways on Tuesday morning.

Next Brooklyn Next Head Coach Odds

The odds provided by are hypothetical and won’t be found on New York betting apps.

CoachCurrent PositionPercentage ChangeOdds
Kevin OllieNets Interim Head Coach18.2%+450
Mike BudenholzerFormer Bucks Head Coach14.3%+600
Sam CassellCeltics Assistant Coach12.5%+700
Kevin YoungSuns Assistant Coach9.1%+1000
Jared DudleyMavericks Assistant Coach9.1%+1000
Terry StottsFormer Blazers Head Coach7.7%+1200
Will WeaverNets Assistant Coach6.2%+1500
Mark JacksonFormer Warriors Head Coach6.2%+1500
JJ RedickFormer NBA Player/ESPN Analyst5.4%+1750
The Field16.7%+500


Who Is Next Up in Brooklyn?

The odds-on leader to replace Vaughn in Brooklyn is the man tabbed to replace him on an interim basis. Ollie leads the way on our board, at +450.  Ollie thrived in Storrs, going 97-79 (.551) with the Huskies, including a national championship in 2014 and a second-round run in 2016, before each of his final two seasons with the program were vacated by the NCAA.

Ollie beat out former Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer (+600), Boston Celtics assistant coach Sam Cassell (+700) and Phoenix Suns assistant coach Kevin Young and Dallas Mavericks assistant Jared Dudley (both at +1000).

Ollie has 28 games to impress his bosses into giving him the job going forward.  The Nets come off the All-Star break Thursday in Toronto. Bet MGM NY has the Nets as a 2.5-point and +115 moneyline underdog.

Other names to keep an eye on in Brooklyn include former Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts (+1200) and former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson and current Nets assistant Will Weaver (both at +1500).

One potential longshot candidate is former Duke Blue Devils star and current ESPN analyst JJ Redick. He comes in at +1750 to be a first-time head coach with the Nets.

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Christopher Boan writes for and has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, with experience at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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