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Mike D’Antoni joins Brooklyn Nets coaching staff

He reunites with his former point guard Steve Nash.

Toronto Raptors v Phoenix Suns Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images

Former Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni has found his new NBA home.

According to sources, Mike D’Antoni will join Steve Nash’s coaching staff in Brooklyn with the Nets.

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.

He was a candidate in the Indiana Pacers’ head coaching search, but the team opted to hire Toronto Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren.

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.