Mike D'Antoni is an American professional basketball coach and former professional basketball player.
The Kansas City-Omaha Kings selected D'Antoni with the 20th overall choice in the 1973 NBA Draft.
From 1973 to 1975, he was a member of the Kings, and from 1975 to 1976, he was a member of the ABA's Spirits of St. Louis.
He began his career with the San Antonio Spurs in 1976, then from 1977 until 1990, he played with Olimipia Milano in Italy.
D'Antoni won the Euroleague twice and the Lega Basket Serie A five times throughout his playing career. A Korac Cup, a FIBA International Cup, and two Italian Basketball Cups were among his other victories.
One of the top 50 contributors in Euroleague history was identified as him. From 1990 to 1994, D'Antoni led Olimpia Milano, then from 1994 to 1997, Benetton Basket.
In the NBA, he presided over the Denver Nuggets from 1998 to 1999 before serving as Portland Trail Blazers' assistant coach from 2000 to 2001. In 2001 and 2002, he took up coaching again, this time with Benetton Basket.
From 2003 to 2008, he was in charge of the Phoenix Suns. From 2008 to 2012, D'Antoni led the New York Knicks, and from 2012 to 2014, the Los Angeles Lakers.
He was a two-time winner of the Lega Basket Serie A as well as the Korac Cup and Italian Basketball Cup as a coach.
He was voted NBA Coach of the Year in 2005, and in 2007 he oversaw the All-Star Game. In 2008, he inked a four-year, $24 million contract with the Knicks.
In 2012, he agreed to a three-year, $12 million contract with the Lakers.
Mike D’Antoni's net worth is currently estimated at $12 million.
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Mike D’Antoni is married to Laurel D’Antoni since 1986. The couple has a kid.
Children: Mike D’Antoni has a son named Michael D’Antoni.
Mike D’Antoni’s father is Lewis D’Antoni.
Mike D’Antoni’s mother is Betty Jo D’Antoni.
Siblings: Mike D’Antoni has a brother named Dan D’Antoni.
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"Most of the time when there's a communication problem, it's because the message being received is not the message you want. It's not that they don't know what they need to do, how we need to act as a team, whatever. If you don't like the message, then you go say there's a communication problem."
"You know what's fun about basketball? It keeps evolving, and it keeps changing a little bit. And the older guys want to try to hold it back to how they grew up, and it's not the same. You've got to change with the times, and some of the guys you've got to drag across the finish line."