Philadelphia 76ers Next Coach Odds: Redick Reunion?

Doc Rivers was fired by Philly, leading to an intriguing market for 76ers next coach odds, as an NBA franchise at an important crossroads weighs its options.

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May 17, 2023 • 14:46 ET • 4 min read
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In a season where the NBA championship race was extremely wide open, the franchises coming up short were bound to feel an increased sense that something was left out on the court. 

As such, we've predictably seen an inundation of head coach firings as the playoffs have rolled on, most recently Doc Rivers of the Philadelphia 76ers. And while Joel Embiid and James Harden's disappearing acts were prime contributors to the Sixers' Game 7 meltdown, there's been an undeniable pattern with Rivers-led teams:

As such, sportsbooks are looking to test the waters on who will be named his successor, posting 76ers next coach odds. With Harden's future also hanging over the club this summer, this will be an important decision to nail right out of the gate.

And with no shortage of candidates lined up in a buyer's market that's extending beyond the old standard of veteran bachelors, the NBA odds to be the Sixers' next coach could create some compelling narratives. 

Philadelphia 76ers next coach odds

Coach Odds
JJ Redick +300
Mike D'Antoni +350
Monty Williams +400
Nick Nurse +500
Frank Vogel +800
David Adelman +1,000
Mark Jackson +1,200
Sam Cassell +1,800
Dawn Staley +2,000
Jeff Van Gundy +2,500

Odds as of May 17, 2023.

Philadelphia 76ers next coach favorites

JJ Redick (+300)

Who better to help steer The Process over the top than one of its former members?

Redick — a 16-year NBA veteran — spent two seasons in Philly as Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons began their ascent up the East hierarchy. He'd bring an immediate knowledge of the organization, and rapport with several key parties, including, obviously, Embiid.

While he lacks coaching experience, Redick was always respected as a sage veteran and locker-room leader. Since his retirement in 2021, he's parlayed his huge podcast following into a full-time gig with ESPN, routinely putting himself in the national spotlight with his insightful takes, in-depth analysis, and unapologetically blunt delivery that suggests a no-nonsense approach.

He's been linked to other franchises, and would probably relish the opportunity to continue helping the 76ers even after departing as a player.

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Mike D'Antoni (+350)

The implication here is obvious. D'Antoni and James Harden joined forces in Houston to unleash one of the most efficient offenses in history on the NBA a short lifetime ago.

And while it's obvious that Harden's no longer that player, there should be little doubt that an evil genius like D'Antoni will be able to use him in more creative ways than whatever the hell Doc did down the stretch in Games 6 and 7.

D'Antoni was never much of a defensive mind, but that's what he has Embiid, De'Anthony Melton, and assistant coaches for. 

This move would placate Harden and makes this summer's contract discussions far more palatable for a star who, despite diminishing returns, is best kept in a Sixers jersey from their front office's standpoint. 

Monty Williams (+400)

Of all the coach firings this summer, one has to feel like the biggest victim of circumstance was Williams, canned by a new owner after a midseason trade was torpedoed by injuries and never given time to gel. 

Yes, Kevin Durant raised Phoenix's ceiling to the extent that many considered them the favorites to win the West. But then Durant got hurt, then just about everyone else did once he got healthy. We barely saw this Suns team at full strength, let alone have time to get comfortable playing together. 

While the collapse against Dallas in 2022 may have helped taint Williams in the front office's eyes, an impact was needed, and as is often the case in pro sports, the coach was tossed on the grenade. 

He would bring an immediate pedigree of success and respect to the Sixers, not unlike Rivers, but has to be seen as an X's and O's upgrade. 

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