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SportRockets near deal with coach Mike D'Antoni on contract extension, report says

19:50  08 june  2019
19:50  08 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Mike D’Antoni ends contract talks with Rockets, report says

Mike D’Antoni ends contract talks with Rockets, report says D’Antoni has taken Houston to a new level the past three years, but the team has fallen to the Warriors in the playoffs in two straight.

The Rockets and head coach Mike D ' Antoni are apparently negotiating a contract extension once again, and the two sides Houston coach has one season remaining on his existing deal and says he wants to coach three more seasons. The Rockets and head coach Mike D ’ Antoni are apparently

The Rockets and head coach Mike D ' Antoni are apparently negotiating a contract extension once again, and the two sides are "nearing an agreement," ESPN reported Saturday. That's somewhat surprising news, given an ESPN report late last week that contract talks had ended.

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The Rockets and head coach Mike D'Antoni are apparently negotiating a contract extension once again, and the two sides are "nearing an agreement," ESPN reported Saturday.

That's somewhat surprising news, given an ESPN report late last week that contract talks had ended. But Saturday's report noted that Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has reportedly removed the buyout language in the contract proposal that previously led to negotiations stalling.

D'Antoni's agent, Warren LeGarie, told ESPN that Fertitta and general manager Daryl Morey visited D'Antoni at his home to restart the talks.

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Rockets head coach Mike D ' Antoni has ended talks with Houston management on an extension , reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. He said he wanted to be part of a championship in Houston. The Houston Rockets are reportedly finalizing a deal with Mike D ’ Antoni as their head coach .

Advertisement. Report : Mike D ' Antoni , Rockets nearing an agreement on contract extension . Fertitta and Rockets general manager Daryl Morey visited D ’ Antoni at his offseason home in West D ’ Antoni ’s agent Warren LeGarie said the coach would not get the full million if that were the case.

“They asked Mike what he thought, and Mike said, ‘Sounds great, but talk to Warren,’ " LeGarie said. "Mike’s job is coaching, and he leaves the negotiating to me."

D'Antoni, 68, who has one season remaining on his existing deal, has said he wants to coach three more years. He had revealed last month he was talking with the team about a new contract, yet things seemed to take a turn for the worse in late May following reports that the team had fired several of D'Antoni's assistants.

D'Antoni has taken the Rockets to a new level in the regular season in his three seasons there, compiling a 173-73 mark. But the Rockets have been ousted the past two years from the playoffs by the Warriors in disappointing circumstances, losing a 3-2 series lead in the Western Conference finals last season and then falling to a hobbled Golden State squad, 4-2, in the semifinals this season.

Still, three consecutive 50-plus win seasons is enough to justify an extension for D'Antoni.

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