D’Antoni spent one season in Brooklyn after stepping down as head coach of the Rockets after the 2019-20 season. He was considered a finalist for the Trail Blazers’ vacancy that eventually went to Chauncey Billups.
“Mike’s a unbelievable coach,” Nets guard James Harden said, adding that D’Antoni was one of the reasons he wanted to come to Brooklyn.
D’Antoni, 70, has also coached the Lakers, Nuggets, Suns and Knicks. He has compiled a 627-572 record in 16 seasons overall.
With all the coaching vacancies having been filled, D’Antoni could sit out the season, or perhaps look for a job in the college ranks. His brother, Dan D’Antoni, is the head coach at Marshall University.