Stein: Mike D’Antoni in ‘strong position’ to become Hornets head coach
The Hornets’ coaching search may be coming to a conclusion soon.
Reported by Marc Stein via Substack, Mike D’Antoni has emerged and is in a ‘strong position’ to become the next head coach in Charlotte.
“…there is ongoing buzz in league coaching circles that Mike D’Antoni is in a strong position to land the Charlotte Hornets’ head coaching job.”
The two-time NBA Coach of the Year did not coach this season after spending the 2020-21 season as an assistant for the Brooklyn Nets. D’Antoni was last a head coach with the Houston Rockets in 2019-20.
Stein noted that despite D’Antoni’s lack of defensive pedigree, which was a factor in James Borrego’s dismissal, the Hornets front office ‘want a veteran coach who can forge a strong connection with All-Star guard LaMelo Ball.’
Stay tuned to Lonzo Wire for updates on the Hornets’ coaching search.