Alvin Gentry thinks Warriors' championship validates Mike D'Antoni

Alvin Gentry may be the new coach of the New Orleans Hornets, but he still remembers his time with the Phoenix Suns fondly. Most recently, Gentry was an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors, and Gentry feels their championship run was due in part to Mike D'Antoni's work with the Suns all those years ago. ArizonaSports.com has more: "The Warriors up-tempo style of play...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

One & Done: Tyson Wheeler sinks a '3' and makes NBA history, of sorts

In the world of sports, athletes often dedicate their entire lives to reaching the pinnacle of their profession, but for many, life at the top can be short-lived. Sometimes all a player gets to experience at the highest level is one minute on the court, one trip to the plate, one shot on goal or one checkered flag, but more often than not, that fleeting moment in the spotlight is...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvin Gentry, Steve Kerr give Mike D’Antoni credit for title

Mike D’Antoni played an indirect role in the development of many players and coaches who helped the Golden State Warriors win an NBA championship, and his work was not overlooked on Tuesday night. After the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6, both head coach Steve Kerr and assistant coach Alvin Gentry gave D’Antoni...Read More
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets interview Wizards assistant for head coaching job

The Nuggets coaching search has picked up serious steam in the past few days. They've interviewed Melvin Hunt, Mike D'Antoni, Mike Malone, and now, Washington Wizards assistant Don Newman. Jorge Castillo of the Washington post has more:"Denver recently discussed their vacancy with Washington Wizards assistant coach Don Newman, according to two people familiar with the situation.The...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Malone Interviews With Nuggets

Mike Malone interviewed with the Denver Nuggets for their head coaching vacancy on Tuesday. Malone joins Mike D'Antoni and Melvin Hunt as three known candidates. The Nuggets fired Brian Shaw last season, while Malone himself was fired in-season by the Sacramento Kings. Malone has developed a reputation as one of the NBA's better defensive coaches.
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

D'Antoni, Nuggets reportedly discuss head coaching job

The Denver Nuggets met with Mike D'Antoni to discuss the team's head coaching vacancy, Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday. The Nuggets are intent on pushing the offensive tempo, according to the report, which has been D'Antoni's  bread and butter during his roller-coaster head coaching career. The Nuggets gave D'Antoni his first shot as a...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike D'Antoni Meets With Nuggets

Mike D'Antoni has met with the Denver Nuggets to discuss their head coaching vacancy. Denver general manager Tim Connelly conducted a sit-down with D’Antoni in California on Tuesday, league sources said. Along with D’Antoni and Melvin Hunt, ex-Sacramento Kings coach Michael Malone has had conversations with Connelly and could soon emerge with a sit-down interview. D'Antoni was...
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26 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Melvin Hunt is the frontrunner for Nuggets coach

Now that Alvin Gentry is the head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, it appears as if Melvin Hunt is the leading name to become the next head coach of the Nuggets, according to Jared Zwerling. Also from a source: Melvin Hunt is currently the front-runner for the Nuggets' coaching job. Mike D'Antoni has not interviewed with Denver.— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) May 28, 2015...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets' top four coaching candidates all have something in common

The Denver Nuggets are deep in their search for a new head coach after releasing Brian Shaw earlier this season. While it's still early in the process, four names have emerged as the team's top choices, according to the Denver Post: Scott Brooks, Mike D'Antoni, Melvin Hunt (who finished the season as the interim head coach) and Alvin Gentry. Clearly, the Nuggets are turning away...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Scott Brooks the Nuggets' next head coach?

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...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike D'Antoni Interested In Nuggets' Job

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.
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Kerr Credits D'Antoni, Popovich, Spoelstra For Improving NBA Offenses

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...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Defensive slip-ups follow Suns' focus to a 'T'

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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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Starting Five: Eastern uprising, at least at the top

Here are some hot topics of the NBA variety that may help you rally after failing to nab Hassan Whiteside for your fantasy team. 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...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Marshall-West Virginia Preview

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  |  Discuss

Joe Johnson Had Issue In Free Agency With Knicks' Facility Being Outside City

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...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 6 Stanford faces No. 1 UConn with new offense

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  |  Discuss

Marshall beats Jacksonville State 74-55

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. Taylor made...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant wants Mike D'Antoni out

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’...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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