Rick Carlisle resigned as the Dallas Mavericks head coach on Thursday in a Notes App statement to ESPN. And his name has, unsurprisingly, already been added to the list of betting odds for the next head coach of the Boston Celtics.
Carlisle was selected by the Celtics 70th overall in the 1974 NBA Draft and now his odds to become the team’s next head coach are +750. He played in the NBA from 1984-1989, also for the New York Knicks and New York Nets. He then became the assistant head coach of the Nets, then the Portland Trail Blazers. From there, he went on to serve as the head coach of the Detroit Pistons and then Indiana Pacers before taking the helm of the Mavericks in 2008.
"After a number of in-person conversations with Mark Cuban over the last week, today I informed him that I will not be returning as head coach of the Dallas Mavericks," Carlisle said in his statement. "This was solely my decision. My family and I have had an amazing 13-year experience working with great people in a great city."
Chauncy Billups is still the favorite to be Boston’s next head coach, but is now tied with Sam Cassell at +250. They’re followed by Ime Udoka and Carlisle, who are tied at +750. Becky Hammon’s odds for the position are +1200 and Larry Bird’s odds remain at +10000.
Billups might be the favorite, but Twitter thinks it will be Carlisle who gets the job.
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Meanwhile, the favorite to replace Carlisle with the Mavericks is the team’s assistant coach Jamahl Mosley at -110, followed by Becky Hammon at +600.
Lucy is a sports betting content producer with Audacy and BetQL. She has worked with WEEI and Audacy as a writer, radio producer and podcaster. Lucy lives in Boston and loves Tom Brady and prop bets. Follow Lucy on Twitter at @LucilleBurdge.