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November 13, 2012
The Los Angeles Lakers hired Mike D'Antoni late Sunday night, spurning former coach Phil Jackson, whose contract demands apparently were too steep. D'Antoni signed a three-year deal for $12 million, with the team holding an option for a fourth year, according to the Los Angeles Times. His debut on the Lakers bench could be delayed a few weeks while he recovers from knee-replacement surgery. D'Antoni had his greatest success in Phoenix with point guard Steve Nash, who now plays for the Lakers.
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November 22, 2012 | Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Ever since Mike D'Antoni got a new knee and a new job in rapid succession earlier this month, his life has been a jumble of unfamiliar faces, grueling rehabilitation sessions, and anonymous hotel rooms. For a few hours Tuesday night, the veteran coach finally got back into his natural environment. And even if D'Antoni is not quite ready to roam an NBA sideline with his usual vigor, the Los Angeles Lakers are moving smoothly under his command. D'Antoni made his debut on the Lakers' bench Tuesday night in a 95-90 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.
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December 21, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Staff Writer
CLEVELAND - Brett Brown called the addition of Mike D'Antoni as his associate head coach on the 76ers a good thing - one that will "make me better. " "You have a resource next to you," Brown said after Saturday's practice. "You can combine philosophical beliefs. " He's right. Brown and D'Antoni can sit in a back room and talk for hours about basketball. The Sixers third-year coach can share what he learned while winning four NBA titles as a longtime assistant with the San Antonio Spurs.
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December 19, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
Veteran NBA coach Mike D'Antoni is now the associate head coach of the 76ers, two league sources said Thursday night. D'Antoni, 64, was spotted when he arrived at Philadelphia International Airport. He had been in talks with the Sixers to join their coaching staff. D'Antoni has 12 years of head coaching experience with the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Knicks, and Los Angeles Lakers. He also is someone the new chairman of basketball operations, Jerry Colangelo, trusts to be his eyes and ears when Colangelo is more than 2,000 miles away in Phoenix.
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December 14, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
TORONTO - The movement the 76ers call "The Process" has changed. It became obvious on Monday, when Hall of Famer Jerry Colangelo was hired as chairman of basketball operations after NBA commissioner Adam Silver urged the Sixers to do so. It's even clearer now that Colangelo and coach Brett Brown are engaged in talks with Mike D'Antoni to become the associate head coach, according to league sources. It's a role that could be filled by late December. "The Process" we've come to know is over.
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December 22, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Staff Writer
CLEVELAND - The 76ers' players are aware of the moves that are taking place in their organization. They've had conversations with coach Brett Brown about the additions of Jerry Colangelo (chairman of basketball operations) and Mike D'Antoni (associate head coach). Reserve point guard Tony Wroten said he realizes that sometimes change is good thing. Wroten, Nerlens Noel and Hollis Thompson are the only Sixers to endure all three seasons of tanking. "Obviously the organization is trying to help the situation," Wroten said Sunday.
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March 15, 2012
Amar'e Stoudemire made all seven shots in the first half, Carmelo Anthony passed and shot well, and the New York Knicks shook off the surprising departure of coach Mike D'Antoni to rout the Portland Trail Blazers, 121-79, on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, snapping a six-game losing streak. Anthony, who denied wanting a trade or having friction with D'Antoni earlier in the day, had 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting and tied a season high with seven assists. Stoudemire finished with 17 points and shot 8 of 10 before both stars sat out the fourth quarter while the Knicks rang up their highest point total of the season.
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September 23, 1998 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
John Lucas is back in the NBA, surfacing yesterday as the lead assistant on new coach Mike D'Antoni's staff with the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets introduced D'Antoni as the successor to Bill Hanzlik, who was fired at the end of last season. D'Antoni, in turn, named holdover Mike Evans and former NBA and ABA guard Louie Dampier as the other assistants. Lucas was the 76ers' vice president of basketball operations, general manager and coach in 1994-95 and '95-96, but had been out of the league the last two seasons.
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March 17, 2012
  Tyson Chandler scored 16 points, Jeremy Lin had 13, and the New York Knicks rolled to their second straight dominant victory under Mike Woodson, beating the visiting Indiana Pacers 115-100 on Friday night in the opener of a home-and-home series. Two nights after beating Portland by 42 on the day Mike D'Antoni resigned, New York shut down Pacers star Danny Granger, who had angered them by saying Friday and Saturday were two "very winnable games. "   Hornets to stay in Big Easy The Hornets and State of Louisiana announced an agreement in principle that would keep the team, which is currently owned by the league, in the New Orleans Arena through 2024 and pump in about $50 million in improvements.
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December 14, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
CARMELO ANTHONY scored 22 of his 30 points in the first quarter, and the New York Knicks held on after he departed with a sprained left ankle to beat the visiting Los Angeles Lakers, 116-107, on Thursday night in coach Mike D'Antoni's return to Madison Square Garden. Firing in three-pointers and moving the ball to open shooters, things they often struggled to do under D'Antoni, the Knicks won for the eighth time in nine games and improved to 9-0 at home for the first time since the 1992-93 season.
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December 31, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
We know by now that 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie is a difficult man to embarrass. If the dreadful play of his team over the past three seasons hasn't accomplished it, then very little else, including a public depantsing delivered by owner Josh Harris, stands much of a chance. Hinkie still believes in The Process, which makes at least one of him in the team's hierarchy. Harris had enough doubts that he hired a grown-up to act as hall monitor over the dubious plan, even though Jerry Colangelo will do his monitoring from the sunny climes of Phoenix with the help of Skype and associate head coach Mike D'Antoni, who will be his eyes and ears on the daily business of the franchise.
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December 28, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
PHOENIX - Mike D'Antoni did his best Saturday to downplay his role with the 76ers. In his first official day on the job, the team's new associate head coach adeptly sidestepped a question about how much influence Jerry Colangelo had on his accepting the position. He made it a point to say that head coach Brett Brown is a great person and that he runs the show. As D'Antoni tells it, he's here only because of circumstances. "I found out that you can't play golf in the wintertime.
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December 22, 2015 | By Bob Cooney, Staff Writer
CLEVELAND - For the 76ers, if there is no effort, then really, there is nothing. There is no sense in looking forward to the rebuild. There is no sense in taking the floor as a respected underdog each and every night, and there is no reason for many players on the current roster to pursue the dream of a future in the NBA. Lately, including Sunday's 108-86 loss to Cleveland, that has been the case for coach Brett Brown's team. We all know how incomparable the talent level is when you put the full Sixers' roster against just about every other team in the NBA. Brown has stated endlessly how he is coaching the youngest team in the history of the sport.
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December 22, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Staff Writer
CLEVELAND - The 76ers' players are aware of the moves that are taking place in their organization. They've had conversations with coach Brett Brown about the additions of Jerry Colangelo (chairman of basketball operations) and Mike D'Antoni (associate head coach). Reserve point guard Tony Wroten said he realizes that sometimes change is good thing. Wroten, Nerlens Noel and Hollis Thompson are the only Sixers to endure all three seasons of tanking. "Obviously the organization is trying to help the situation," Wroten said Sunday.
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December 21, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Staff Writer
CLEVELAND - Brett Brown called the addition of Mike D'Antoni as his associate head coach on the 76ers a good thing - one that will "make me better. " "You have a resource next to you," Brown said after Saturday's practice. "You can combine philosophical beliefs. " He's right. Brown and D'Antoni can sit in a back room and talk for hours about basketball. The Sixers third-year coach can share what he learned while winning four NBA titles as a longtime assistant with the San Antonio Spurs.
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December 20, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
The 76ers confirmed the hiring of NBA veteran Mike D'Antoni as associate head coach on Friday before they hosted the New York Knicks at the Wells Fargo Center. The Inquirer reported the hiring of D'Antoni on Thursday night, citing two league sources. Coach Brett Brown said D'Antoni is expected to join the Sixers and be on the bench during the team's West Coast trip, which begins Dec. 26 in Phoenix. When asked how the hiring would make him a better coach, Brown said: "I think it's up to me. I come into this with just a very excited mind to tap in. I'm excited to learn, I'm instinctively curious.
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December 19, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
Veteran NBA coach Mike D'Antoni is now the associate head coach of the 76ers, two league sources said Thursday night. D'Antoni, 64, was spotted when he arrived at Philadelphia International Airport. He had been in talks with the Sixers to join their coaching staff. D'Antoni has 12 years of head coaching experience with the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Knicks, and Los Angeles Lakers. He also is someone the new chairman of basketball operations, Jerry Colangelo, trusts to be his eyes and ears when Colangelo is more than 2,000 miles away in Phoenix.
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December 15, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
TORONTO - The 76ers confirmed reports that they are talking to Mike D'Antoni about joining the team as the associate head coach. However, they are publicly saying that reaching out to D'Antoni isn't related to last week's hiring Jerry Colangelo as chairman of basketball operation. The coach has 12 years of NBA head-coaching experience with the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers. "Having a graybeard, true-veteran-type NBA coach has been discussed for a while as it relates to growing my staff," Sixers coach Brett Brown said.
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December 14, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
TORONTO - The movement the 76ers call "The Process" has changed. It became obvious on Monday, when Hall of Famer Jerry Colangelo was hired as chairman of basketball operations after NBA commissioner Adam Silver urged the Sixers to do so. It's even clearer now that Colangelo and coach Brett Brown are engaged in talks with Mike D'Antoni to become the associate head coach, according to league sources. It's a role that could be filled by late December. "The Process" we've come to know is over.
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