Report: Denver Nuggets Interview Mike D’Antoni

The Denver Nuggets continue with their search for a new head coach, reportedly interviewing Mike D’Antoni this week.

The 64-year-old D’Antoni has been out of the NBA since resigning from the Los Angeles Lakers last year.

The Nuggets went 30-52 this season.

Per Yahoo! Sports:

Denver general manager Tim Connelly conducted a sit-down with D’Antoni in California on Tuesday, league sources said. […] D’Antoni’s vaunted running game fits into Denver’s determination that it wants to play faster in the future. Melvin Hunt, the interim coach in the wake of Brian Shaw’s firing, remains a strong contender to retain the full-time job, league sources said.


Along with D’Antoni and Hunt, ex-Sacramento Kings coach Michael Malone has had conversations with Connelly and could soon emerge with a sit-down interview, league sources said.


D’Antoni, 64, spent less than a season as the interim head coach with the Nuggets in 1998-99 before re-emerging as the highly successful Phoenix Suns coach for five seasons beginning in 2003. D’Antoni largely revolutionized offensive basketball with his seven-seconds-or-less offense, leading the Suns to the Western Conference Finals twice and the playoffs two more years.