Mike D’Antoni named Sixers’ associate head coach

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Sixers hire Mike D'Antoni as associate head coach
Friday December 18th, 2015

Mike D’Antoni has agreed to a deal to become the associate head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, the team announced Friday.

D’Antoni last coached in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2013–2014 season. In his 12 years as an NBA head coach, D’Antoni has compiled a 455–426 record with the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks and Lakers.

He will assist head coach Brett Brown, who signed a two-year extension last Friday. The flurry of moves within the Philadelphia front office comes one week after Jerry Colangelo was named the team’s chairman of basketball operations.

D’Antoni was the 2004–2005 NBA Coach of the Year when he led the Suns to a 62–20 regular season.

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