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Mike D'Antoni

Mike D'Antoni
Mike D'Antoni 2010.jpg
D'Antoni as the Knicks head coach in 2010
Houston Rockets
PositionHead coach
Personal information
Born (1951-05-08) May 8, 1951 (age 68)
Mullens, West Virginia
NationalityAmerican / Italian
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolMullens (Mullens, West Virginia)
CollegeMarshall (1970-1973)
NBA draft1973 / Round: 2 / Pick: 20th overall
Selected by the Kansas City-Omaha Kings
Playing career1973-1990
PositionPoint guard
Number5, 8, 10, 14
Coaching career1990-present
Career history
As player:
1973-1975Kansas City-Omaha Kings
1975-1976Spirits of St. Louis
1976San Antonio Spurs
1977-1990Olimpia Milano
As coach:
1990-1994Olimpia Milano
1994-1997Benetton Basket
1997-1998Denver Nuggets (assistant)
1998-1999Denver Nuggets
2001-2002Benetton Basket
2002-2003Phoenix Suns (assistant)
2003-2008Phoenix Suns
2008-2012New York Knicks
2012-2014Los Angeles Lakers
2015-2016Philadelphia 76ers (associate HC)
2016-presentHouston Rockets
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As coach:

Career NBA/ABA statistics
Points605 (3.4 ppg)
Rebounds262 (1.5 rpg)
Assists363 (2.0 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael Andrew D'Antoni (born May 8, 1951)[1] is an American-Italian professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach of the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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.[2] D'Antoni, who holds American and Italian dual citizenship, is known for favoring a fast-paced, offense-oriented system.

Playing career

Amateur career

After playing high school basketball at Mullens High School, in Mullens, West Virginia, D'Antoni played college basketball at Marshall University, with the Thundering Herd, from 1970 to 1973.

Professional career

After a college basketball career at Marshall University, D'Antoni was drafted by the Kansas City-Omaha Kings in the second round of the 1973 NBA draft. After playing three seasons for the Kings (1973-1975), he played for the Spirits of St. Louis of the American Basketball Association (ABA) in 1975-76, and for the San Antonio Spurs (again in the NBA) in 1976-77. His Spurs career lasted just two games, before he found an opportunity to play overseas.

D'Antoni was signed by the Italian team Olimpia Milano, starting a career that saw him become the club's all-time leading scorer. He was voted the Italian LBA league's top point guard of all time in 1990,[3] and paced his team to five Italian League titles, two FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague) titles, two Italian Cups, one FIBA Kora? Cup, and one FIBA Intercontinental Cup.

During his playing career in Italy, D'Antoni earned the nickname "Il Baffo" (Italian for "The Mustache"), in reference to his ever-present facial hair.[4] He also earned the nickname "Arsène Lupin" because of his ability to steal the ball.[5] In 2015, Olimpia Milano retired his No. 8 jersey, in order to honor him.

National team career

Being of Italian origin, D'Antoni was also selected to play on the senior men's Italian national team for the EuroBasket tournament in 1989.[6][7]

Coaching career


D'Antoni began his career as head coach for his most loyal club, Olimpia Milan. He remained there for four seasons, from 1990 to 1994, leading the club to a 1992 FIBA EuroLeague Final Four appearance, and a 1992-93 season FIBA Kora? Cup title. He was then chosen to coach Benetton Treviso, another major Italian league basketball club. During his tenure with Treviso (1994-1997), the team captured the FIBA European Cup (later renamed Saporta Cup) and Italian Cup (in 1995), and won the Italian national domestic league title in the 1996-97 season. Coach D'Antoni's Italian club teams went to the Italian League's playoffs each season. In 2001, D'Antoni returned to Italy for a second stint, as the coach of Benetton Treviso. In his one season back in Europe, he led Treviso to a 28-8 regular season record in the Italian League, an Italian League championship, and to a 2002 Euroleague Final Four appearance, coaching a team filled with many former NBA stars.

Early NBA

D'Antoni's first NBA coaching job was with the Denver Nuggets in 1997-98 as the club's director of player personnel. He also did some broadcasting work with TNT that season. The next year, he became the Nuggets' head coach, but was fired after a poor performance during the lockout-shortened 1998-99 season. D'Antoni then became a scout for San Antonio Spurs during the 1999-2000 season. He was also an assistant for the Portland Trail Blazers in 2000-01.

Phoenix Suns

D'Antoni coaching the Suns.

In 2002, D'Antoni made his return to the NBA as a Phoenix Suns assistant under Frank Johnson. In 2003, he replaced Johnson with 61 games left in the season as the Suns' head coach and,[8] despite the team's failure to improve in the second half of the season, received a vote of confidence for producing inspired play from the injury-riddled team. With the acquisition of free agent Steve Nash before the 2004-05 season, an incredible turnaround began for the team. Nash was experienced in the run-and-gun style from his previous stints with the Dallas Mavericks and the Suns. He excelled running D'Antoni's pick-and-roll offense.[9] D'Antoni won the NBA Coach of the Year Award after his Suns went 62-20 to finish first in the regular season. His style, dubbed "Seven Seconds or Less", was described in a book of that name. Overall, his Suns won 50 or more games in four consecutive seasons, while Nash earned NBA MVP honors in 2005 and 2006. In addition to Nash, D'Antoni's Suns also featured All-Star power forward Amar'e Stoudemire and high-flying small forward Shawn Marion. They made consecutive appearances in the Western Conference finals in 2005 and 2006, losing to the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks, respectively.[9] D'Antoni became the Suns' GM after Bryan Colangelo's departure and passed on the post to Steve Kerr in 2007.[10] The Suns were eliminated in the playoffs by the Spurs in 2007 and 2008, after which D'Antoni left Phoenix for the New York Knicks.

Team USA

D'Antoni was selected to the coaching staff for the Team USA Olympic Basketball squad under head coach Mike Krzyzewski and participated in the 2006 FIBA World Championship, winning a bronze medal.[11] Pundits believed his familiarity with the three-point shot and the zone defense, hallmarks of the international game, were valuable assets to the team.[]

New York Knicks

D'Antoni and Allan Houston with the Knicks.

Although Steve Kerr requested he stay with the Suns, D'Antoni was told that he was free to speak with other teams about coaching jobs.[12] On May 9, D'Antoni was made an offer by the New York Knicks.[13] The next day, he accepted the 4-year, $24 million offer and became the Knicks' head coach.[14][15]

After two losing seasons, D'Antoni with new additions Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks to the playoffs in 2010-11 with a 42-40 record. They were swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round.

D'Antoni resigned as coach on March 14, 2012, and assistant coach Mike Woodson filled his vacancy as the head coach.[16] The Knicks were off to a disappointing 18-24 start, and D'Antoni clashed with Anthony.[9]

Return to Team USA for 2012 London Olympics

In the summer of 2012, D'Antoni returned to Team USA as an assistant coach again under head coach Mike Krzyzewski. He reunited with Knicks players Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler on this team as they prepared for the 2012 London Summer Olympics.[17]

Los Angeles Lakers

On November 12, 2012, the Lakers signed D'Antoni to a three-year contract worth $12 million.[18][19] He replaced Mike Brown, who was fired as head coach after a 1-4 start to the 2012-13 season. The Lakers first contacted former Lakers coach Phil Jackson about the opening, but D'Antoni was hired in a unanimous decision by the Lakers front office.[9][20][21][22] The Lakers felt that D'Antoni's fast-paced style of play made him a "great fit" for the team, more suitable than Jackson's structured triangle offense.[20][21][23][24] Lakers owner Jerry Buss's preference has always been for the Lakers to have a wide-open offense.[20] D'Antoni was reunited with Nash, who was traded to the Lakers before the season. Lakers star Kobe Bryant was also familiar with D'Antoni; Bryant as a child knew him when D'Antoni was a star in Italy and Bryant's father was also playing there. Bryant grew close to D'Antoni during their time with Team USA.[9][22]

D'Antoni's coaching debut with the Lakers was delayed as he recovered from knee replacement surgery. He had surgery weeks before on October 31, as he originally expected to take a year off from coaching and have months to recover.[25]Bernie Bickerstaff, who was the Lakers' interim coach after Brown was fired, continued in that role after D'Antoni was hired.[26] He was 4-1 as the interim coach, winning his last two as D'Antoni started leading team practices.[27][28] D'Antoni named a new assistant to the Lakers' staff, his older brother Dan, who also helped with the practices. In his first press conference, D'Antoni predicted that the Lakers, then 3-5 and ranked 20th in scoring with 96.5 points per game, should instead be scoring "110-115 points a game".[27] He wanted to revive Showtime.[29] He reiterated general manager Mitch Kupchak's belief that the Lakers were built to win an NBA championship that season. D'Antoni was glad to be back with Nash, noting his unsuccessful stint with the Knicks without him.[27] On November 20, he coached his first game--nine days after he was hired--in a 95-90 win against the Brooklyn Nets.[30] In his first game back in New York in December, the Lakers lost 116-107 and dropped to 4-9 overall under D'Antoni.[31] D'Antoni coached his first 17 games without Nash, who was recovering from a broken leg.[32] The Lakers won three out of four after Nash returned in late December, but proceeded to lose their next six.[33][34]

Calling it a permanent move, D'Antoni benched forward Pau Gasol in mid-January and started Earl Clark to form the faster and smaller lineup the coach preferred.[35][36][37] The team was already ranked No. 2 in pace.[36] Halfway through the season, the Lakers were in 12th place in the Western Conference with a 17-24 record. Under D'Antoni, the Lakers were 12-19 while scoring an average of 103.3 points a game but surrendering 103.4.[38] Offensively, they reached the 110-point threshold just eight times in the 31 games, going 5-3.[39] D'Antoni stressed that the team's focus needed to be on its defense, not offense.[40] He likened the Lakers to an All-Star team in which "everybody gets the ball and goes one on one and then they play no defense",[41] adding that they "haven't learned that there's a pecking order" where stars need to know their roles.[41]

Nash struggled with center Dwight Howard to run the pick and roll, a play D'Antoni expected to be a staple for the Lakers.[42] D'Antoni eventually dropped his offense and played without any system.[43][44] "We play basketball. The system is move the ball, play hard defense, space the floor and who's open shoots. It's not a difficult thing", said D'Antoni.[44] The coach moved Nash off the ball and made him more of a spot-up shooter, while Bryant became the primary facilitator on offense.[43][44][45] The defense was also more energized.[46]

D'Antoni was named Western Conference Coach of the Month after the Lakers went 7-1 in April. They finished the season 28-12 after dropping to 17-25 in January the day of their team meeting in Memphis.[47] They qualified for the playoffs on the final day of the season, securing the seventh seed in the West.[48] The Lakers' expected starting five of Bryant, Nash, Howard, Gasol and Metta World Peace started together just seven times all season and without registering a win.[49] "The Lakers didn't help things by making the coaching change and putting [D'Antoni] in that situation, which he was glad to take. But I think it was a little bit tougher than he thought it would be", Kupchak said.[47] The Lakers faced San Antonio in the playoffs and lost in the opening round for the first time since 2007, suffering their first opening-round sweep since 1967.[50]

In D'Antoni's first full season with the team in 2013-14, the Lakers went 27-55 for the second-worst winning percentage (.329) in team history. It was the worst 82-game record in team history and their fewest wins since the franchise moved from Minnesota.[51] Howard left before the season as a free agent, accepting less money to join the Houston Rockets.[52] Bryant played in just six games during the season, but he and Gasol were critical of D'Antoni's small-ball system.[53] Nash also missed most of the season with injuries.[52] On April 30, 2014, D'Antoni resigned as coach of the Lakers after the team declined to pick up their option for him to coach in 2015-16. He was paid an undisclosed amount of the $4 million owed him for the upcoming 2014-15 season. "Given the circumstances, I don't know that anybody could have done a better job than Mike did the past two seasons", said Kupchak.[53]

Philadelphia 76ers

On December 18, 2015, D'Antoni signed with the Philadelphia 76ers to work as associate head coach under Brett Brown.[54]

Houston Rockets

On June 1, 2016, D'Antoni was named the new head coach of the Houston Rockets.[2]

On May 7, 2017, D'Antoni and Erik Spoelstra were announced as co-recipients of the inaugural Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award.[55] On June 26, 2017, he won the NBA Coach of the Year Award.

After the 2018-19 season, the Rockets have won more games in his three seasons than in any three-year stretch in franchise history (173-73). The Rockets are 23-16 in that same span.[56] In the 2018 playoffs, D'Antoni led the team to their first Western Conference Finals since 2015. He accumulated the best win-percentage of any Rockets coach.[57]

On May 30, 2019, after the considerable dismantling of the coaching staff,[58] D'Antoni announced that he decided not to renew his contract which was set to expire after the 2019-20 season.[59] Prior to the announcement, he showed interest in signing a contract extension, stating: "I've let Daryl and [owner] Tilman [Fertitta] know that I'm energized to keep coaching - and believe that I can continue to do this at a high-level for at least another three years."[60] On June 8, after a Golden State Warriors loss (1-3) to the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals, it was announced that Fertitta and D'Antoni were nearing an agreement on a contract extension after the language of a buyout was removed from the previous offer--which is what caused the initial talks to die out in the first place.[61][56]

Head coaching record

Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Denver 1998-99 50 14 36 .280 6th in Midwest -- -- -- -- Missed playoffs
Phoenix 2003-04 61 21 40 .344 6th in Pacific -- -- -- -- Missed playoffs
Phoenix 2004-05 82 62 20 .756 1st in Pacific 15 9 6 .600 Lost in Conference Finals
Phoenix 2005-06 82 54 28 .659 1st in Pacific 20 10 10 .500 Lost in Conference Finals
Phoenix 2006-07 82 61 21 .744 1st in Pacific 11 6 5 .545 Lost in Conference Semifinals
Phoenix 2007-08 82 55 27 .671 2nd in Pacific 5 1 4 .200 Lost in First Round
New York 2008-09 82 32 50 .390 5th in Atlantic -- -- -- -- Missed playoffs
New York 2009-10 82 29 53 .354 3rd in Atlantic -- -- -- -- Missed playoffs
New York 2010-11 82 42 40 .512 2nd in Atlantic 4 0 4 .000 Lost in First Round
New York 2011-12 42 18 24 .429 (resigned) -- -- -- -- --
L.A. Lakers 2012-13 72 40 32 .556 3rd in Pacific 4 0 4 .000 Lost in First Round
L.A. Lakers 2013-14 82 27 55 .329 5th in Pacific -- -- -- -- Missed playoffs
Houston 2016-17 82 55 27 .671 2nd in Southwest 11 6 5 .545 Lost in Conference Semifinals
Houston 2017-18 82 65 17 .793 1st in Southwest 17 11 6 .647 Lost in Conference Finals
Houston 2018-19 82 53 29 .646 1st in Southwest 11 6 5 .545 Lost in Conference Semifinals
Career 1127 628 499 .557 98 49 49 .500

Personal life

D'Antoni was born in Mullens, West Virginia, and played basketball at Marshall University. His father was a high school basketball coach in West Virginia and Ohio, and was inducted into West Virginia's Sports Hall of Fame. His older brother Dan coached under him as an assistant in Phoenix, New York, and Los Angeles.[62] Both Mike (1997) and Dan (1990) have been enshrined in the Marshall University Athletics Hall of Fame.

D'Antoni is a dual citizen of the United States and Italy, making him the first Italian to lead an NBA team. He descends from an Italian grandfather who emigrated from Umbria, Italy, to the U.S. in the first years of the 20th century.[63] He is fluent in English and Italian.[64]

He lives in the Memorial neighborhood in Houston, with his wife, Laurel, and has a son, also named Mike.[65]

See also


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