Lou Williams’ true value to the Rockets

He can score, sure. But his main job is Beard-related. Thursday night, without a practice under his belt and no plays in his head, the Houston Rockets newest acquisition Lou Williams went out and hung a team-high 27 points on the New Orleans Pelicans in only 25 minutes of play. "Only shoot if he touches it," Mike D'Antoni said after the game when asked what he told Williams to...
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D’Antoni calls out Rockets for ‘soft’ defense

The Houston Rockets are 35-15, but that doesn’t mean head coach Mike D’Antoni is happy with every aspect of their play.D’Antoni called out the Rockets’ defensive effort after a 123-118 win over Philadelphia, saying it needs to get better.“Defensively, we’re soft sometimes, just soft,” D’Antoni said, via Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. “Soft on switches...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike D’Antoni has funny ‘alternative facts’ zinger

Alternative facts have become the new way for NBA coaches to show their sense of humor. Mike D’Antoni is the latest to follow the pattern.D’Antoni was asked on Wednesday about his Houston Rockets going 3-5 in their last eight games and offered this quip: The “alternative fact” term is a reference to President Trump’s new administration and the way they disputed inauguration...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike D'Antoni before Rockets face Hornets Mike D'Antoni before the Houston Rockets face the Charlotte Hornets on 1/10/2017.
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January 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike D’Antoni has hilarious quote about triangle offense

The triangle offense is all Swahili to Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni. Before Houston’s 129-122 victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday, D’Antoni, who previously served as New York’s head coach, was asked about the idea of the Knicks running less triangle this season. He responded with this amusing quip, per Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. Mike D'Antoni...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Rockets shooting the lights out under D'Antoni

When Mike D'Antoni took over the Phoenix Suns in 2003 and started incorporating his plan to blow the doors off of the rest of the NBA, the coach remembers looking at the stat sheet almost sheepishly when he saw how many 3-pointers they were taking. ''We'd put up 25 and get scared, like `Oh my gosh, maybe we're doing too much,''' D'Antoni recalled this week. If he only knew then...
Via Associated Press
December 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston, We DON'T Have A Problem: The Harden, D'Antoni Effect

Last season, the Rockets were one of the most disappointing teams in the NBA. Entering the year, they were a dark horse pick to have the best record in the Western Conference, but ended up just barely sneaking into the playoffs as the eighth seed. While the offense was pretty good, it consisted of too many plays where James Harden would try and make something happen while the other...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets to hire Mike D’Antoni as head coach

The last of the open head coaching spots around the NBA has reportedly been filled. Yahoo Sports NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Houston Rockets will hire long-time head coach Mike D’Antoni to fill their vacancy. Houston is finalizing a deal to hire Mike D'Antoni as head coach, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA)...
Via Sportsnaut
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets to offer Mike D’Antoni head coaching job

The Houston Rockets’ head coaching job reportedly belongs to Mike D’Antoni if he wants it. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Rockets are prepared to make D’Antoni a formal offer and are already in the process of assembling a staff around him. As Rockets move toward formal offer to Mike D'Antoni, organization working to shape strong staff around him, sources...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

76ers hire Mike D’Antoni as associate head coach

The Philadelphia 76ers only have one win this season as their #TrustTheProcess rebuild continues to go through some significant growing pains. The team has changed things up after hiring long-time USA Basketball director Jerry Colangelo as Chairman of Basketball Operations and signing coach Brett Brown to a two-year extension, Now the Sixers have brought in former Phoenix Suns...
Via The Comeback
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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