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Sport Joel Embiid has reportedly given Sixers his blessing to hire Mike D’Antoni

12:11  28 september  2020
12:11  28 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Mike D ’ Antoni spent two years with the Philadelphia 76ers as an associate head coach under Brett Brown. There have been plenty of rumors connecting the recently departed Now, word is leaking out that Brand is pushing hard for the Sixers to hire D ’ Antoni and that Joel Embiid gave his blessing .

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Mike D’Antoni has reportedly gotten one major endorsement in his bid to become the next coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Keith Pompey of the Philly Inquirer reported on Sunday that Sixers star big man Joel Embiid has given the team his blessing to hire D’Antoni. Embiid is reportedly happy with D’Antoni’s proposed five-out system. In that system, Embiid would be facing the basket more instead of posting up. Pompey also says that D’Antoni is the preferred candidate of Sixers ownership. General manager Elton Brand is reportedly pushing hard for a D’Antoni hire as well.

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Which makes it confounding they reportedly want to hire Mike D ’ Antoni as coach. But Horford was already on the block (good luck convincing anyone to take his contract), and Harris is also The Embiid -Simmons pairing is a fundamental issue, though. Whatever Philadelphia does with Horford

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 Maybe D ’ Antoni would succeed with Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons.

The Sixers are looking for a new head coach after firing Brett Brown, the only coach for whom Embiid had ever played. D’Antoni, meanwhile, is in the market for a new job after parting ways with the Houston Rockets.

Some think that Philly’s pursuit of D’Antoni may be part of a bigger plan. In any case, D’Antoni teams have always placed an emphasis on tempo and three-point shooting. That seems to be exactly the formula that Embiid needs around him to thrive.

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