Mike D'Antoni

Michael Andrew D'Antoni is an American-Italian professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach of the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. While head coach of the Phoenix Suns, he won NBA Coach of the Year honors for the 2004–05 NBA season after the Suns posted 33 more wins than the previous season. He coached the New York Knicks starting in 2008 before resigning in 2012. He was hired by the Lakers seven games into the 2012–13 season. On June 1, 2016, D'Antoni was named head coach of the Rockets, and he received his second NBA Coach of the Year award for the 2016–17 season. D'Antoni, who holds American and Italian dual citizenship, is known for favoring a fast-paced, offense-oriented system.

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No surprise Chris Paul saw an untucked shirt to win a game

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Carmelo aims to knock off rust, knock down shots for Blazers

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Shorthanded Rockets to also be without Russell Westbrook Saturday

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'Amazing' Harden erupts for 47 points as Rockets down Clippers

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Eric Gordon to return Saturday as starting lineup remains unclear

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Rockets' Eric Gordon to undergo knee surgery, miss six weeks

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Rockets confident defense will improve with better conditioning

Houston head coach Mike D’Antoni believes subpar conditioning is a key factor behind his team’s slow...

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Rockets Guard Sidelined Indefinitely Due to Knee Surgery

Head Mike D’Antoni went into further detail regarding Gordon’s injury and timetable for a return,...

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Rockets GM Reveals Mike D’Antoni’s Coaching Future With Team

It looks like the Houston Rockets are sticking with Mike D’Antoni as their head coach — for now. As...

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Rockets' D'Antoni exudes calm despite lame-duck status: 'It's not going to change the way I coach'

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Rockets' Gordon to have surgery, out 6 weeks

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