the problem Houston Rockets He must meet coach Mike D’Antoni Charlotte Hornets Franchise owner Michael Jordan said on Tuesday he would continue to discuss the job of coaching the franchise, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
It was Atkinson and Hornets Agreement in principle Sources said the deal is for four years, but the contract hasn’t been signed.
According to sources, D’Antoni had two meetings with Hornets management before the Atkinson news.
D’Antoni posted a 217-102 record in his four seasons (2016-20) as Rockets coach, advancing to the Western Conference finals once and the semifinals three times. the conference. D’Antoni, a two-time NBA coach of the year, led the Rockets to the highest winning percentage in the Western Conference in those four years (.682), trailing only Toronto Raptors (.695) league wide.
Over 16 seasons as head coach with denverAnd the PhoenixThe Los Angeles LakersAnd the New York Knicks And Houston, D’Antoni is 672-527 (.560) and 54-56 in the playoffs. He was twice named NBA Coach of the Year (2004 and 2017).