EbeneMagazine – US – Sources: D’Antoni joins Nash’s team in Brooklyn


Jay Williams and Keyshawn Johnson react when Mike D’Antoni joins Steve Nash’s coaching staff in Brooklyn (1:41)

Mike D’Antoni finalizes deal to become Brooklyn Nets assistant coach, reuniting him with former MVP point guard, Nets coach Steve Nash, sources told ESPN

Nets are hiring D’Antoni and his renowned assistant Ime Udoka, who has spent seven of the past eight seasons with Gregg Popovich’s staff with the San Antonio Spurs, sources say

Nash has built up a strong coaching staff for his first season as head coach, including associate head coach Jacque Vaughn The Nets are set to be among the NBA Championship contenders with the return of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant’s Brooklyn Debut

Udoka spent seven years as an assistant under Popovich with Spurs and the 2019-20 season as a best assistant with Brett Brown and the Philadelphia 76ers He has been a contender for several team chief positions these last years

For D’Antoni and Nash, this is the third time they’ve been together, including a memorable 2004-08 run with the Phoenix Suns that saw the birth of Seven Seconds or Less Offense and the emergence of Nash as Hall of Fame Guard Point in the system

D’Antoni coached Nash on the Lakers (2012-14) for a much less successful streak after Nash’s body was eroded from injury

D’Antoni, 69, is one of the most successful and innovative coaches of this generation He spent the last four years with the Houston Rockets before choosing to leave without a contract extension at the end of the season 2019-2020

D’Antoni was 217-101 in all four seasons as a Rockets coach, qualifying once for the Western Conference Finals and three times for the Conference Semifinals D’Antoni, two-time NBA Coach of the Year, led the Rockets to the Western Conference’s highest winning percentage in the past four years (682), behind only the Toronto Raptors (695) in all of the league

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EbeneMagazine – United States – Sources: D ‘ Antoni joins Nash staff in Brooklyn

Source: https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/30222608/

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