Odds Are Jimmy Butler Returns to 76ers but Brett Brown Does Not

The gambling website betonline.ag believes Brett Brown is very likely to be fired soon.

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For the second straight year “The Process” has resulted in the 76ers getting bounced in the second round of the NBA Playoffs. The big question is what happens to ‘the Process’ next season? Jimmy Butler can walk as can Tobias Harris. But according to betonline.ag the most likely goner is head coach Brett Brown.

According to the gambling website there is a 76.9 percent chance Brown is not the head coach of the team next season.

Will Brett Brown be Fired?
YES -500 
NO +300

*76.9% chance Brett Brown is fired.

On Monday several Sixers lined up to defend the job of their head coach, despite the team’s brutal last second loss in Game 7 to Toronto.

“You have to respect that about him,” Butler said. “He always thinks about how to make everybody great, which is hard to do when you have the roster that we have/had. I think he’s going to be here for a long time.”

Speaking of Butler….the smart money is on him staying. The 76ers are considered heavy favorites to retain his services with the Rockets, Knicks and Nets considered long shot contenders.

Butler, who has a player option for next season but likely won’t take it, has played for three teams (Bulls, Timberwolves, 76ers) since 2017.

Jimmy Butler Next Team 
76ers 4/5 
Rockets 5/1 
Knicks 6/1 
Nets 7/1 
Clippers 8/1 
Lakers 8/1 
Bulls 10/1 
Heat 10/1

Tobias Harris who like Butler was acquired in season, is less likely to return. The online betting site has Harris at a +110 to re-sign with the Sixers and -150 to sign with another team. Harris becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer.

The Sixers acquired Harris from the Los Angeles Clippers at the February trade deadline. The swingman averaged 18.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 27 regular season games with the Sixers while shooting 46.9 percent from the field, 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 84.1 percent from the free-throw line.

Tobias Harris a 76er Game 1 Next Season
YES +110 
NO -150

44.2% chance Tobias Harris is a 76er next season.

J.J. Redick, is also a free agent along with Mike Scott, Amir Johnson, Greg Monroe and Boban Marjanovic.