Although he began his coaching career in 1990, it was the year 2002 that D’Antoni made his return to the NBA(he was coaching The Denver Nuggets) as a Phoenix Suns assistant under Frank Johnson. In 2003, he replaced Johnson as head coach of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and he won NBA Coach of the Year honors for the 2004–05 NBA season. Despite the team’s...

With his contract expired, Mike D’Antoni has informed the Houston Rockets that he is leaving the team, as Adrian Wojnarowski has reported. There has been a lot of speculation about his future and the Rockets wanted to keep him, however, there are already rumors about D’Antoni moving to the Pelicans and having the chance to coach a young team which...

Everyone thinks they’re the next Steph Curry from deep. That being said, Mike D’Antoni should get more credit — or blame, depending on your perspective — for the 3-point crazy in today’s NBA and lower leagues. Steph gets the most credit for making the NBA a deep-shooting league, it actually started with a different 6’3 point guard who didn’t make a...

Between their time living in Italy to their two years together on the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant and Houston Rockets Coach Mike D’Antoni crossed paths often. Before Bryant was even close to becoming one of the greatest players in NBA history, he was drawing inspiration from D’Antoni. Mike D’Antoni began his playing career in the NBA in 1973 bu...

Before becoming a successful coach in the NBA, Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni was one of Europe’s most celebrated stars. Today’s style of game in the NBA has proved to be more fun for the fans. The pace-and-space, small-ball offense that propelled the Golden State Warriors to three championships in four years, has absolutely taken over th...