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Chris Beard is Betting Favorite to Be Texas’ Next Coach

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The biggest basketball question in the coaching world right now remains whether or not the Texas Longhorns can lure Chris Beard away from Lubbock to Austin.

There might be some signs that Texas Tech fans want to read into that suggest Beard is a happy man with the Red Raiders and has no plans to go anywhere, however no one really knows.

Well, here’s what Las Vegas is thinking when it comes to who will be the next head coach of the Longhorns. The odds come from BetOnline.ag.

 

Odds to be next Texas head basketball coach

Chris Beard                               1/1

Royal Ivey                                 5/1

John Calipari                             11/2

Russell Springmann                   7/1

Eric Musselman                         15/2

Brad Underwood                       8/1

Mike Boynton                            8/1

John Beilein                              9/1

Porter Moser                             10/1

Kelvin Sampson                        12/1

Rick Pitino                                12/1

Dana Altman                             14/1

Joe Golding                              16/1

That is a huge drop off from Beard, listed at 1/1, to Royal Ivey at 5/1. The fact that Beard is even money odds to go to Austin is also something that would concern me if I was a Texas Tech fan.

Texas Tech basketball is coming off a season that saw them lose in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to Arkansas, however what Beard has accomplished during his tenure in Lubbock is incredibly impressive, including a run to the 2019 NCAA Tournament Championship Game.

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