New 76ers chairman Jerry Colangelo’s first move in Philly will reportedly be adding Mike D’Antoni as an associate head coach.
D’Antoni and Colangelo have worked together most notably with the Suns and USA Basketball.
Curiously, the news comes the same day that the Sixers announced a multi-year extension for head coach Brett Brown that will keep him in Philly through the 2018-19 season.
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New Philadelphia 76ers chairman Jerry Colangelo is beginning to impose his influence on the franchise, engaging Mike D’Antoni in talks to join Brett Brown’s staff as associate head coach, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
D’Antoni, a four-time head coach in the NBA, has been discussing with Colangelo and Brown a role on the Sixers’ bench that could begin later this month, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
D’Antoni, 64, and Colangelo have a longstanding relationship that includes successful runs together with the Phoenix Suns and USA Basketball. D’Antoni has been the revolutionary offensive mind of the modern NBA era, clearing the path for faster, smaller offenses that thrive on the 3-point shot.