Rockets' Mike D'Antoni maintains youthful approach to coaching

Jul 07, 2016 794

Mike D'Antoni joked that 65 is the new 50. He didn't exactly come up with it on his own. I kind of backed the new Rockets coach into a corner as we chatted on the podcast "Bring It To Jerome." He mentioned his age, so I asked if he knew the oldest coach to win an NBA title.

"I do not, I'm sorry," he said. "(He was) younger than you," I replied. Laughter indicated D'Antoni didn't take offense, a conjecture that became clear after I informed him (incorrectly) that the oldest coach to win an NBA championship was the Los Angeles Lakers' Phil Jackson at 64. "Yeah, but he was an old 64," D'Antoni said.

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