Mike D'Antoni Reportedly Joining 76ers as "Associate Head Coach"

By Stephen Douglas

Mike D’Antoni will reportedly join the Philadelphia 76ers as the associate head coach according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. D’Antoni, 64, last coached the Lakers from 2012 – 2014 before resigning his position. D’Antoni previously and most successfully coached the Phoenix Suns where Sixers Chairman of Basketball Operations Jerry Colangelo was a former team owner. D’Antoni was NBA Coach of the Year while Colangelo’s son Bryan was GM in Phoenix.

D’Antoni has a 455-426 in 12 seasons as an NBA head coach. While we don’t know what this means for current 76ers head coach Brett Brown, the Sixers are currently 1-26 and Brown is 38-153 in his career. Perhaps that’s why the Sixers want D’Antoni to be Colangelo’s “eyes and ears when Colangelo is more than 2,000 miles away in Phoenix.” So… Brett Brown’s part in The Process could be over. Thanks for playing.