Mike D’Antoni Hired as 76ers Associate Head Coach: Details, Reaction

December 18th, 2015 by Adam Wells Leave a reply »

The Philadelphia 76ers hired former NBA Coach of the Year Mike D'Antoni as an associate head coach on Friday.

The team's head of public relations, Michael Preston, provided a statement from the team:

Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer was the first to report the organization's decision to bring in the 64-year-old veteran coach.

Word of D'Antoni and the 76ers' potential marriage initially came from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports on Dec. 12:

New Philadelphia 76ers chairman Jerry Colangelo is beginning to impose his influence on the franchise, engaging Mike D'Antoni in talks to join Brett Brown's staff as associate head coach, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

D'Antoni, a four-time head coach in the NBA, has been discussing with Colangelo and Brown a role on the Sixers' bench that could begin later this month, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Wojnarowski also noted D'Antoni and Colangelo have a "longstanding relationship" from their time with the Phoenix Suns and USA Basketbal ...

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