NBA Rumors: Mike D’Antoni Interested In Warriors Coaching Position

NBA Rumors: Mike D’Antoni Interested In Warriors Coaching Position


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Shortly after resigning as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, Mike D’Antoni has reportedly expressed interest in taking over for the recently fired Mark Jackson in the Bay Area.

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According to Sam Amick of USA Today, D’Antoni is interested in the head coaching vacancy of the Golden State Warriors along with Mike Dunleavy:

Also interested in the job are former Lakers and New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni and former Clippers and Portland coach Mike Dunleavy, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Although the last two seasons in Los Angeles weren’t pretty, D’Antoni may be able to land the job with the Warriors. Golden State has a group of young and talented players mixed in with savvy veterans that can run, shoot and score at will.

The Warriors are ready to compete with the best of the best in the Western Conference right now and now need the right coach and system in the post Jackson era. D’Antoni’s run-and-gun system might be best suited in Oakland even though it didn’t work in New York or Los Angeles.

D’Antoni may be the ideal fit for Golden State, but much like the Lakers, there’s no shortage of viable options for the Warriors heading into the off-season.

Steve Kerr has emerged as a legitimate candidate along with many others according to

Former NBA player and TNT broadcaster Steve Kerr, former Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy, Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg and Connecticut’s Kevin Ollie could be among the top candidates.

It’ll be interesting to see if D’Antoni can quickly land another job after two failed stints in the two biggest markets in the NBA. Golden State would be rolling the dice on a system that hasn’t been a success since it was firing on all cylinders with Steve Nash’s Phoenix Suns. Despite that being the case, it’s hard to argue that D’Antoni isn’t the ideal choice for a team filled with players that could easily fit in his system.
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  • Jackson’Toni

    Hilarious! But I suppose the Warriors would suit his style.

    • Jim213


      • independentbynature

        You get my vote for best puns.LOL.

  • Eazy

    D’umbtoni should have taken a college job, I think he would be a great college coach but will never win a title in the Pro’s.

  • kookiebuger


  • GOD CHRI$$$ ✞

    I honestly think it’s a good fit for the warriors. Deadly Curry+thompson combo in that system. He’ll be great at running 1 system and never adjusting with that team.

    • Sylvia Ross

      But they will never win a title and that’s the name of the game. Does pringles, ever give up ?

      • GOD CHRI$$$ ✞

        no they won’t they don’t have that superstar that can take over the game. Great role players, not Finals worthy

  • Eddie Jones

    LOL I give it a year or two for him to be there. I mean it helps them to be a run-n-gun type team, but it won’t get them anywhere past the 1st round. But thats their problem not ours.

  • Sylvia Ross

    Who in the HELL would give that stubborn butthole a job? Learn from the Lakers, and Knicks everybody can’t be wrong about pringles. Learn from the mistakes of others. Knowing Jerry West, I know he has the Warriors covered. Jerry West, is by far the greatest GM around.

  • cyborgspider

    Yeah fine go to Golden St and win 50+ games and be really entertaining and never make it past the 1st or 2nd round. I’m fine with that. They would be frightening if they had a smart, disciplined, defensive-oriented coach leading them.

    • Josh

      Like Mark Jackson?

    • Gary Schlager

      They actually are great defensively and their offense dropped off this year. They have the 5th best defense in the league.

  • DoItForTheVine

    Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, you mad *tongue roll* or nah?

  • kliff richard

    mike antoni Yeah fine go head to Golden St warrior and LA Lakers will go and sign Mark Jackson and George Karl and Jeff van gundy and my option choice Quin Snyder next head coach LA Lakers next season

    • richard

      No no no Mark JAckson… he had a lot of talent on GSW and he can only muster a first round exit… MDA could have done a better job with the kind of talent they have in their.

      • kliff richard

        are you sure mike antoni famous of players injuries i said go headed golden state warriors and mark jackson let see if hire as head coach LA Lakers

        • karasoon4


          • PlayerHaters

            George Bush once said “no child left behind” but apparently we’ve discovered one who was abandoned

          • karasoon4

            LOL!!! I tried so hard to give him the benefit of the doubt, and make every attempt at comprehending anything, but it was impossible.

      • PlayerHaters

        That could possibly be true cuz the Warriors are actually a good fit for MDA’s system. Lets not forget that he has made it to the Conference Finals before. Obviously he wouldnt have won a title but he probably couldve done a better job than Mark Jackson’s 1st round exit
        Anyways hes not Lakers problem now so who gives a fuck!

        • richard

          that is correct… I can’t believe why people would think otherwise…

  • independentbynature

    I will LMAO if that happens.Some commenters here would be leaving us for the Dubs Nation,no doubt.We all know who they are.Antoni fanboys.

    • Sylvia Ross

      You got that right.

  • Erman

    Mike D’Asstoni oh hell no stay the f away from my Warriors.

  • Erman

    Lakers need to get Kent Bazemore back next season.Come on now D’Asstoni you suck ass nobody will give him a NBA head coaching job ever again.Put the pipe down damn it.

  • Andy L

    Just when things started to go well. Poor Warriors. I guess it would make Steph Curry MVP though.

  • Gary Schlager

    D’Antoni is made for the Warriors. Their offense actually declined this season when they really should be the highest scoring team in the league. He is guard based and Curry would instantly have the best numbers in the league. It would take years to put together a roster this perfect for him. The fact that the Warriors even would think of another coach is silly. Kerr? Nobody cared one bit about making him a coach till Phil went to the Knicks. He is 100% coaching that team next year.

  • comrade24

    i say, Coach swap! GSW takes D’Antoni, we hire Mark Jackson. Also, we hire Derek Fisher as an assistant.

    • Sylvia Ross

      How about Byron Scott,Derick Fisher and maybe Robert Horry ?

      • independentbynature

        Or James Worthy,instead of Horry.

    • hookedonnews

      If they hire Jackson he’s going to want to pick his own assistants, especially considering what went on with his staff in GS. Maybe he would want Fisher, but that should be his choice.

  • roseducanna

    I think GS not stupid sign with Duck’Asstoni.

  • $20509373

    Seems like a good match, but he still won’t win any championships.

  • hookedonnews

    I would be careful about wanting this job for two reasons: FO interference with Mark Jackson’s offensive system (if the reports are true), and the fact that you might have a team full of disgruntled players who are unhappy that their coach was fired. GS has some good players and would be an attractive job if those 2 factors can be resolved. D’Antoni would be a perfect fit for this roster, but who knows what direction the FO wants to go? If I was offered the job I would make sure that the FO was going to stay out of my business and that the players were ready to move forward with a new coach. Life is too short to take on a headache. That being said, I’m sure there will be plenty of coaches interested in this job.

  • HookedonAntonisPENIS

    I shall transfer my way to DUBNATION and ANTONIS Bg FAT old and WRINKLY COCCCCCK if dis muthafukpckin shit happens because I am HOOKED on ANTONI COCK. #DUBNATION #SEMENSPLASHBROTHERS

  • Lakers4Life

    Well that’s good news! If Dumbtoni is able to land a job with GS, we’ll all be relieved to know that their team will get decimated with injuries LOL.

  • TimeisIllmatic

    I think GS will hire SVG.

  • Devon Samuels²⁴

    has long he stays far far away from my Lakers he can do what he please he no longer a concern to us but I do wish him luck but he should coach college