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Jason Kidd and Tyronn Lue Are the Favorites to Be Next Head Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers

The betting odds are out on who will be the Los Angeles Lakers next head coach and the choices might surprise you.

Most people expect that Luke Walton's days as the Lakers head coach are numbered. 

At this point, the question is not whether or not Walton will be fired, but if he will survive the season or not.

Las Vegas has their thoughts on who should be the next Lakers head coach, and now you can wager on which coach will suit up on the sidelines for LeBron and the Laker Show next season.

The favorites are two former point guards, including one who not only used to play for the Lakers, but won two championships with Los Angeles in 2000 and 2001, and then again as a coach of LeBron in Cleveland in 2016.

Lue was fired by the Cavaliers earlier this season and LeBron immediately tweeted out his support for his former coach by saying: "You know how to contact me if you need me."

Lue currently has an informal role with the Los Angeles Clippers. 

The other overwhelming favorite is future Hall of Famer Jason Kidd who has had brief stints as head coach of the Nets and Milwaukee Bucks in recent years.

Behind Lue and Kidd is NBA commentator Mark Jackson, and former Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic head coach Frank Vogel.

Other notable betting choices are former Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tim Thibodeau, 11-time NBA Champion Phil Jackson, and a handful of college coaches including Coach K, Rick Pitino, Jay Wright, Bill Self, and Tom Izzo.

Here are all the odds (Courtesy of Betonline.ag) for the next Lakers head coach including current team President Magic Johnson: 

Jason Kidd +300
Tyronn Lue +350
Luke Walton +400
Mark Jackson +500
Brian Shaw +600
Frank Vogel +700
Kevin McHale +700
Tom Thibodeau +700
Juwan Howard +1000
Coach K +1600
Rick Pitino +1600
Jay Wright +1600
Bill Self +1800
Magic Johnson +3300
Phil Jackson +3300
Tim Izzo +3300

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