Former Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni has found his new NBA home.
Mike D’Antoni and Ime Udoka are finalizing deals to become assistant coaches under Steve Nash with the Brooklyn Nets, sources tell ESPN. Together, D’Antoni and Nash were the architects of the Seven Seconds or Less Offense with the Phoenix Suns in the mid-2000’s.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 30, 2020
It’s a natural fit for D’Antoni to join the Nets after coaching Nash and fellow assistant Amar’e Stoudemire for six seasons in Phoenix with the Suns.
The Nets are D’Antoni’s seventh coaching stop in his coaching career after stops in Denver, Phoenix, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and most recently, Houston.
D’Antoni announced his departure from the Rockets just one day following their Game 5 loss to the Lakers back in September.
D’Antoni spent four seasons with the Rockets and leaves the franchise with the second-most wins in history behind Rudy Tomjanovich and the greatest winning percentage among head coaches with .682.