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Adrian WojnarowskiSenior NBA Insider
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni has knowledgeable the franchise that he is changing into a training free agent and will not return to the Rockets subsequent season, D’Antoni advised ESPN on Sunday.
“It is with large disappointment and gratitude that my spouse Laurel and I announce that our unimaginable journey in Houston has ended for now and that we’ll be shifting to a brand new chapter,” D’Antoni advised ESPN in a press release.
D’Antoni, whose contract expired with the tip of Houston’s season within the Western Convention semifinals on Saturday, turned down extension affords previous to the season.
He might be thought-about amongst a bunch of candidates for the Philadelphia 76ers teaching opening, sources inform ESPN.
D’Antoni was 217-102 in his 4 seasons as Rockets coach, advancing as soon as to the Western Convention finals and thrice to the convention semifinals. D’Antoni, a two-time NBA Coach of the Yr, led the Rockets to the very best profitable share within the Western Convention over the previous 4 years (.682), trailing solely the Toronto Raptors (.695) in all the league.