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MIKE D`ANTONI RUMORS

NBA rumors: Phoenix Suns bringing back current Sixers and ex-Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni?

The Suns have a head coach opening. The current Sixers assistant and ex-Knicks head coach is rumored to be a candidate. At 14-35, the 2015-16 Phoenix Suns are a mess and far cry from the '7 Seconds or Less Era' of success that defined the NBA's best offense a decade ago. If everything falls into place for the lottery-bound Suns, the past could...
Via NJ.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant criticizes Mike D’Antoni for treatment of Pau Gasol

Laker fans remember the Mike D’Antoni era about as fondly as the rest of us would remember a bout with whopping cough. But not to worry, Purple and Gold Nation. None of that is lost on the Black Mamba. Ahead of Thursday night’s matchup with the Chicago Bulls, Kobe Bryant took some time to comment on former teammate and now-Bull Pau Gasol, criticizing the way D’Antoni treated...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike D'Antoni reportedly on Suns' list if they make a coaching change

The Suns haven't pinned the blame for this disastrous season on head coach Jeff Hornacek just yet. They fired two assistant coaches hoping to shake things up, rather than cutting ties with Hornacek in the middle of what appears to be another wasted season.But the team hasn't exercised the option on his contract for next year, either.There's a very real possibility that Phoenix will...
Via Fox Sports
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Suns could look at possible Mike D'Antoni return

    Seven Seconds or Less enthusiasts unite. According to a report by ESPN’s Marc Stein on Monday, there is “active buzz” in NBA coaching circles that the Phoenix Suns may pursue former head coach Mike D’Antoni to return to the position should it become available. Fresh 2016 NBA bench rumble: There is active buzz in coaching circles that Mike D'Antoni will be on Suns...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Suns coach Hornacek on hot seat after loss to NBA-worst Sixers

A promising early start to the season has given way to an awful stretch for the Phoenix Suns, capped by Saturday's 111-104 loss to the league's worst team, the Philadelphia 76ers -- who oh-by-the-way recently hired former Suns coach Mike D'Antoni as an assistant.That loss came on the heels of a previous low point for the Suns, as disgruntled forward Markieff Morris threw a towel...
Via Fox Sports
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike D’Antoni pushed for Sixers to acquire Ish Smith

    The new regime in Philadelphia appear to have made their first change. The 76ers acquired point guard Ish Smith from the Pelicans on Thursday in exchange for two second round draft picks, and the move was reportedly driven by new assistant Mike D’Antoni. According to John Reid of the Times Picayune, D’Antoni likes Smith and is impressed by his skills and wanted him...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike D'Antoni And The Delay Double Quick's Prominence In Today's NBA

Less than six months after two coaches -- Alvin Gentry and Steve Kerr -- used his influence to take a 51-win team to 67 regular season victories and an NBA championship a year ago, Mike D'Antoni, widely regarded as the architect of today's style of offense, is back in the league with the 76ers. On a broad scale, it's easy to see the NBA evolution D'Antoni has spurred on in the decade...
Via RealGM - NBA
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

76ers Hire Mike D'Antoni As Associate Head Coach

The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to terms with Mike D’Antoni to become Associate Head Coach. D’Antoni brings 25 years of coaching experience to the Sixers’ staff, including 12 seasons as an NBA head coach. D’Antoni most recently served as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers from 2012-2014 after four seasons at the helm for the New York Knicks (2008-2012), five seasons...
Via RealGM
December 18, 2015  |  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

Mike D’Antoni interviews for Nuggets head coaching job

Could Mike D’Antoni be heading back to Denver? Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports that D’Antoni met with Denver Nuggets GM Tim Connelly Tuesday to discuss the team’s head coaching position. Woj also says that interim coach Melvin Hunt, who replaced Brian Shaw midseason, is still a strong contender to retain the job. D’Antoni coached the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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