Former Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni will be considered by 76ers

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The Philadelphia 76ers decided to move on from former head coach Brett Brown after another underachieving trip to the post-season. Could Mike D’Antonio be an option?

If the 76ers wanted to make a push to sign D’Antoni, they will have the opportunity to do so. He recently informed the Houston Rockets he won’t return and he will look elsewhere for his next head coaching contract.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, D’Antoni will be considered for the 76ers’ head coaching vacancy among several candidates.

The 76ers are widely considered as being one of the most attractive head coaching vacancies in the NBA. They have intriguing young talents in Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons to build around and that puts them above other teams.

There surely will be competition for the 76ers to go through in order to sign D’Antoni to be their next head coach. He has been linked to teams like the Indiana Pacers as a ‘leading candidate’ and is even expected to draw interest from the New Orleans Pelicans.

Many have pointed to the unique style the Rockets have adopted under D’Antoni as a potential reason why he wouldn’t fit with certain vacancies. However, it’s important to consider, he would adapt to the types of skill-sets the 76ers have on their roster.

The 76ers are better equipped to compete than some of the other teams that are in need of a head coach. Will D’Antoni opt to sign with a team like Philadelphia? Or at 69-years-old, will he be willing to work through a potential rebuild?

It remains to be seen where Mike D’Antoni will end up signing but regardless, expect no shortage of teams to be interested in his services, including the Philadelphia 76ers.


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