Who will replace Frank Vogel as the next head coach of the Phoenix Suns? Check out the odds.

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  • The Phoenix Suns’ elimination from the NBA playoffs in the first round signified the conclusion of the Frank Vogel era, as they were swept in the series.
  • Our experts have provided insider odds on the potential candidates for the next head coach of the Suns.
  • Mike Budenholzer was ultimately chosen as the top candidate for the position in Phoenix, even though Lindsey Harding was also under consideration.

After yet another disappointing playoff showing, rumors circulated within the Phoenix Suns organization that owner Mat Ishbia may consider parting ways with first-year head coach Frank Vogel. Despite guiding the team to a solid 49-33 record in the regular season, Vogel failed to deliver a playoff win for the franchise.

Despite the presence of stars like Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, and Bradley Beal, Phoenix was unable to prevent a four-game sweep by the Minnesota Timberwolves, leaving fans and bettors at Arizona sportsbooks disappointed.

Vogel officially left Phoenix on May 9th, and yengols.com accurately forecasted weeks prior that Mike Budenholzer would be the Suns’ next coach.

Here are the most recent odds before the Budenholzer hiring was announced.

Washington Erick contributed to this report.

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Odds for the next head coach of the Phoenix Suns

Coach Current Position Odds % Chance
Mike Budenholzer Former Hawks/Bucks Coach+20033.3%
Tyronn Lue Clippers Coach+40020%
Lindsey Harding Sacramento’s G-League Head Coach+80011.8%
JJ Redick ESPN analyst+90010%
David AdelmanNuggets Assistant Coach+11008.3%
Jay Larranaga Clippers Assistant Coach+12507.4%
Chris Quinn Heat Assistant Coach+19005%
Steve Nash Former Nets Coach+39002.5%
The Field+90010%

At this time, Arizona betting apps do not offer any odds for users.

Mike Budenholzer emerged as the frontrunner.

Holbrook native Mike Budenholzer, a former head coach of the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks, emerged as the frontrunner to take over from Vogel in Phoenix (+200). The 2021 NBA title-winning coach became available after a successful stint with Giannis Antetokounmpo and his team. With two NBA Coach of the Year awards under his belt, Budenholzer is now entrusted with leading Durant and Booker towards a championship.

While it was tough to see the Los Angeles Clippers let go of Tyronn Lue, it’s worth noting that the former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach has caught the attention of Ishbia and the Suns’ leadership team. Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Suns owner holds Lue’s impressive track record in high regard, despite ultimately deciding to hire Budenholzer.

We also brought on board Lindsey Harding, the current G League Coach of the Year, who led the Stockton Kings to the best record in the Western Conference (24-10). Additionally, we welcomed ESPN personality and former NBA guard JJ Redick, who is being considered for the Lakers coaching position because of his relationship with LeBron James.

Adelman and Nash were unlikely choices to be the next head coach of the Suns.

The list was rounded out by some unexpected contenders, such as David Adelman, an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets and son of former NBA head coach Rick Adelman. Also in the running were Jay Larranaga of the LA Clippers and Chris Quinn of the Miami Heat, with odds of +1250 and +1900, respectively. Former Suns star Steve Nash was also on the list at +3900, offering a wide range of potential candidates for the next head coach of the Phoenix Suns.

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