James Harden could average a double-double this year

Both The Beard and Mike D'Antoni have said they want Harden to be more like Steve Nash. How realistic is that? James Harden feels he's cut from the same cloth as Steve Nash. He said as much himself in a recent interview with ESPN's Calvin Watkins, telling the Rockets beat man: "I got a little bit of Nash in me. He had his own pace to the game. You could never speed him up, you...
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20 hours ago

James Harden talks Rockets and adidas sneakers from the set of his latest Foot Locker spot

PHOENIX -- James Harden has become the primary basketball endorser for adidas, but while he's waiting for his first official signature sneaker to drop (confirmed over the last few days to be sometime in December), Harden is spending his time helping other areas of the brand grow. His latest spot from Foot Locker features the adidas Ultra Boost -- a performance runner that has been...
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Rockets reportedly raid Pelicans for sharpshooters Ryan Anderson & Eric Gordon

The Houston Rockets are loading up on shooting for new coach Mike D'Antoni.The Rockets agreed to terms on Saturday with forward Ryan Anderson and guard Eric Gordon to add even more scoring punch around James Harden, two people with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the deals cannot be signed until July 7.Anderson...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard goes home to Atlanta, but was it a good deal?

In a surprisingly swift free agency process, Dwight Howard agreed to sign a three-year, $70.5 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks. Howard returns to his hometown as a humbled former superstar who just turned 30. If you squint hard enough and it's his right day physically, you can sometimes see the dominant force Howard was during his peak with the Orlando Magic carrying a bad defensive...
Via RealGM - NBA
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Rockets introduce Mike D'Antoni as their head coach The full press conference as the Houston Rockets introduce Mike D'Antoni as the 13th head coach in the history of the franchise. Rockets owner Leslie Alexander, D'Antoni and general manager Daryl Morey are at the podium.. This took place at Toyota Center on 6/1/2016.
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June 01, 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)...
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May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

PJ Carlesimo could reportedly join Sixers staff if Mike D’Antoni leaves

As the Sixers’ post-Sam Hinkie makeover continues, it could be bringing a well-known basketball figure back into the spotlight: P.J. Carlesimo. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Friday, Carlesimo could join the Sixers staff to replace Mike D’Antoni as head coach Brett Brown’s top assistant if D’Antoni does indeed leave the team. Sources: If...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 20, 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

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' list...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike D’Antoni interviews for Nuggets head coaching job

By Larry Brown 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. Wojnarowski 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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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