The Nuggets need a head coach. And not just any head coach, but one whose strengths are talent development and building solid foundational team skills. If he had ties to Denver, that would be even better. Well, as it just so happens, the Thunder just fired a coach who fits that description perfectly. Mike D'Antoni and Alvin Gentry may be the bigger names, and would certainly bring...
Mike D'Antoni has interest in becoming head coach of the Denver Nuggets.
D'Antoni hasn't coached since he was fired by the Los Angeles Lakers following the 13-14 season.
D'Antoni's first head coaching job in the NBA was with the Nuggets.
D'Antoni's fastpaced system on offense would presumably give the Nuggets a strong homecourt advantage due to the altitude of Denver.
Steve Kerr has given credit to Mike D'Antoni, Gregg Popovich and Erik Spoelstra for helping to foster a better brand of offensive basketball in the NBA right now.
Kerr played under Popovich and worked with Mike D'Antoni when he was general manager of the Phoenix Suns.
Kerr points to the way D'Antoni shook up the way rosters were constructed after first making a name for himself in...
February 06, 2015
PHOENIX -- A Suns team that starts well-regarded defenders Eric Bledsoe, P.J. Tucker and rim-protection apprentice Alex Len now checks in 20th among NBA teams for defensive efficiency.
Phoenix is giving up 107.3 points per 100 possessions, which is higher than in three of the franchise's four full seasons under offensive mastermind Mike D'Antoni. With D'Antoni presiding over a team...
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OPENING TIP: Is the East still least?
When it comes to depth, the Eastern Conference continues its second fiddling when compared to music provided by the folks out West.
Through last weekend, the East registered five teams with winning records; the mighty...
Though West Virginia has had trouble shooting the basketball, it has more than compensated by executing the aggressive, pressure defense that's a trademark of Bob Huggins-coached teams.
While it's uncertain if some extended practice time will improve their accuracy, the No. 22 Mountaineers might have enough defensive talent to continue their recent success over struggling Marshall...
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December 13, 2014
Joe Johnson signed a six-year, $123.7 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks in 2010, but seriously considered the New York Knicks.
“Almost. Almost,” Johnson recalled of the Knicks’ contention. “The Knicks were the first team I met with.”
Johnson met with Mike D'Antoni, Allan Houston and James Dolan.
“We all met and talked and they had a great presentation. It was impressive...
November 17, 2014
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Tara VanDerveer took a quick scan of her roster suddenly devoid of a star Ogwumike sister and came to a realization: After Stanford's latest Final Four run last spring, she would have to move away from the tried-and-true triangle offense the Cardinal ran for years.
The shift didn't come naturally for the Hall of Fame coach, who saw no choice with the departure...
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November 16, 2014
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Ryan Taylor and Cheikh Sane each scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds apiece Friday and Marshall ran away from Jacksonville State 74-55, giving coach Dan D'Antoni a debut win.
Austin Loop added 14 points, including four 3-pointers for Marshall.
Avery Moore came off the bench to score 18 for Jacksonville State and JaQuail Townser added 11.
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November 14, 2014
Months after modeling for a photo entitled 'Awkwardness, Defined' (featured above), it appears as if the relationship between Kobe Bryant and Mike D'Antoni has turned sour. How much so? According to the Sporting News, The Black Mamba wants Mr. Pringles out of LA:ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith reported on Wednesday morning that he had heard D’Antoni would be out, and that the Lakers’...