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Head coaches need to be able to communicate with their players in order to be successful; maybe that’s why Mike D’Antoni struggled early on last season. According to Antawn Jamison, D’Antoni had a “breakdown of communication” when he first joined the team back in November. Here’s what Jamison recently told ESPN Radio: “Mike was pretty much put in a difficult situation,” Jamison said. “There was no training camp where he could get a feel for guys. There was a breakdown of communication when we first got there. And throughout the season it was kind of up and down. “I don’t dislike Mike. I obviously respect him as a coach. In my eyes, one of the best offensive-minded coaches in the league. I just think he was put in a tough situation … but toward the end of the season you saw him kind of open up, and we started to have a relationship, and I kind of understood where he was coming from.” As Jamison says, it was tough for D’Antoni to get accustomed to his new players last year seeing as he didn’t have a training camp and was thrown in at the deep end. Next season, with a full training camp and pre-season under his belt – as well as a selection of players who are more suited to his fast-paced offense – D’Antoni should get a better feel for his personnel, which will hopefully translate into having happier players and more Ws in the win column. .bottom-of-post-responsive { width: 300px; height: 250px; } @media(min-width: 500px) { .bottom-of-post-responsive { width: 300px; height: 250px; } } @media(min-width: 800px) { .bottom-of-post-responsive { width: 336px; height: 280px; } }

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