Mike D’Antoni becomes head coach of Hornets – Basketball –

The previous candidate for the post was Kenny Etkinson, who is part of the coaching corps of champion Golden State Warriors. After winning the title, he announced that he would remain in GoldenState and rejected the already accepted job offer.

As a result, the Hornets have agreed to have a job interview with D’Anton. D’Antoni will meet with the club owner Michael Jordan in the near future to agree on the details and come to a common denominator. Charlotte has high hopes that he will lead the Hornets for some time.

“Hornets” ended the season last year in 10th place at the Eastern Conference. The club won 43 games in 82 matches and withdrew from the title in the play-in tournament.

D’Antoni has been coaching since 1990, when he started working in Europe. He later coached NBA teams such as the Denver Nuggets, Portland’s Trail Blazers, the Phoenix Dog, the Knicks of New York, the 76ers of Philadelphia, and the Rockets of Houston. ” and also Brooklyn ” Nets ”. The biggest time was spent in Phoenix, when “The Dog” was run for six full seasons.

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