Can Mike D’Antoni Fix the Houston Rockets? Not by Himself

September 22nd, 2016 by Maurice Bobb Leave a reply »

There are no bigger spotlights in the NBA than the flickering, paparazzi-like flashes aimed at the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers.

Having failed spectacularly as the head coach of both storied franchises, Mike D'Antoni knows better than anyone that it's a long fall from the top, especially when everyone's watching and betting on disaster.

But here he is again, taking over the reins of the reeling Houston Rockets, a team coming off a lackluster 41-41 season mired in finger-pointing, fissured locker room relationships and a complete breakdown in chemistry. His mission? To steer the once-proud "Clutch City" Rockets back into championship orbit.

D'Antoni says he doesn't think too much about his time in L.A. and New York, but he's certainly aware of the main issues that plagued those locker rooms.

"I could never get the guys from the beginning to buy into the way we want to play," D'Antoni told Bleacher Report. "We never got everybody going into the same direction. That was my fault. It happened. That's in the past. This is a ...

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