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The Houston Rockets aren’t the greatest defensive team in the NBA, and Mike D’Antoni doesn’t quite have the reputation for coaching defensive teams, but the two will be paired together next season because the Rockets have hired him as their new head coach.
This is going to be a fun team to watch next season. Via Houston Chronicle:
The team began contract negotiations with D’Antoni on a four-year deal, the last at the team’s option.
D’Antoni, the 76ers’ associate head coach, was chosen for his fifth head coaching position after nearly four weeks of interviews, with most of the final meetings with top assistants.
The Rockets opted for D’Antoni, according to the person with knowledge of the team’s thinking who spoke on the condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made, with a plan to have top defensive assistants on his staff and to improve defensively with roster changes while relying on D’Antoni’s expertise to maintain the offense.