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Sport Report: 76ers open to trading if they hire Mike D’Antoni

13:10  24 september  2020
13:10  24 september  2020 Source:   nbcsports.com

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D ’ Antoni was on the outs with the Rockets since last year. Brett Brown also spent all season on the hot seat, and speculation especially intensified in the bubble. Likewise, Philadelphia would’ve known for a while if D ’ Antoni were its prime candidate. He used to be a 76 ers assistant coach.

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Which makes it confounding they reportedly want to hire Mike D’Antoni as coach.

D’Antoni has typically succeeded with teams that can play small to spread the floor and pressure opponents through speed… and struggled otherwise. Post-based Embiid and non-shooting Simmons don’t fit D’Antoni’s demonstrated style.

Maybe Philadelphia’s roster could change.

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Sources say newly hired Philadelphia 76 ers lead assistant Mike D ’ Antoni is impressed with Smith’s abilities and wanted to get him on their roster. Even if D ’ Antoni was the driving force behind this trade , Colangelo’s involvement is evident for a couple reasons. 1. This trade is so far outside Hinkie’s

Report : 76 ers want to hire Mike D ’ Antoni as coach. Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images. D ’ Antoni was on the outs with the Rockets since last year. Brett Brown also spent all season on the hot seat, and speculation especially intensified in the bubble.

Marc Stein of The New York Times:

Keith Smith:

The 76ers could trade Al Horford and Tobias Harris to reduce their glut of bigs. But Horford was already on the block (good luck convincing anyone to take his contract), and Harris is also expensive. For what it’s worth, Harris could thrive as a small-ball power forward in D’Antoni’s system, but Harris is often pigeonholed as a small forward on this roster.

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The Philadelphia 76 ers today announced the team has agreed to terms with Mike D ’ Antoni to become Associate Head Coach. D ’ Antoni ’s speedball attack, which he used to turn the Suns into perennial Western Conference contenders a decade ago, is the rage of the NBA and gave the Lakers coach

How did the Philadelphia 76 ers ‘ interest catch D ’ Antoni off guard? Likewise, Philadelphia would’ve known for a D ’ Antoni is an excellent coach when he has players who fit his system and a poor coach otherwise. Giannis Antetokounmpo said he wouldn’t force a trade from the Bucks this offseason.

The Embiid-Simmons pairing is a fundamental issue, though. Whatever Philadelphia does with Horford and Harris, Embiid and Simmons just haven’t played like they’d fit well together under D’Antoni.

If the 76ers remain insistent on not trading Embiid or Simmons, there are only so many roster moves that can be done to help D’Antoni.

Adding further complications, Philadelphia might be seeking a new lead executive. That could explain why Tyronn Lue has also gotten so strongly linked to this job. It’s not even clear who’ll oversee the coach and roster, let alone what plan that person will have.

So, yes, it’s meaningful if the 76ers are advancing trade talks with other teams to make their roster fit D’Antoni. But there are still plenty of questions about what will actually happen in Philadelphia.

Report: 76ers open to trading if they hire Mike D’Antoni originally appeared on NBCSports.com

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How did the 76 ers ’ interest catch D ’ Antoni off guard? D ’ Antoni is an excellent coach when he has players who fit his system and a poor coach otherwise. He requires players who create space and pressure through speed (not necessarily in terms of pace, but also with active movement and crisp

How did the Philadelphia 76 ers ‘ interest catch D ’ Antoni off guard? Likewise, Philadelphia would’ve known for a D ’ Antoni is an excellent coach when he has players who fit his system and a poor coach otherwise. Giannis Antetokounmpo said he wouldn’t force a trade from the Bucks this offseason.


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