[blurb-title player='Mike D'Antoni' team='HOU' pos='Team'] [blurb-fact]The Rockets have picked up the option year on Mike D'Antoni's contract, putting him at the helm through the 2019-2020 season.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]If the Rockets keep making deep playoff runs he'll…
May 24, 2019, 9:48 pmMike DAntoni - Coach - Houston Rockets
Despite Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta stating his intention to bring back coach Mike D’Antoni, recent departures of key staff may indicate that the team is trying to nudge MDA out according to NYT’s Marc Stein.
Large parts of D’Antoni’s staff including assistant coach Roy Rogers, assistant Mitch Vanya, video coordinator John Cho and player development coach Irv Roland (noted for his work with James Harden) will not be returning next season for the Rockets. There’s some speculation that despite Fertitta’s comments, GM Daryl Morey isn’t fully on board and might be the primary reason behind the recent firings. D’Antoni has one more season on his contract and it’s looking increasingly likely that there will be another shoe to drop.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
March 22, 2018, 6:26 pmEric Gordon - SG - Houston Rockets
Eric Gordon will start Thursday night if Chris Paul is indeed ruled out.
Coach Mike D’Antoni said Paul is still “probably” out Thursday, but was already talking about a return this weekend. On top of that he mentioned that Eric Gordon will start Thursday. You are safe to treat this as Paul being out, it is all but official. D’Antoni mentioned multiple players will start to get games off to rest for the playoffs, as the Rockets are looking to end the regular season as the top seed in the Western Conference. Gordon should be able to get a usage bump against a bad Pistons team.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
March 22, 2018, 3:46 pmChris Paul - PG - Houston Rockets
Mike D’Antoni said Chris Paul “probably will” rest Thursday night vs. Detroit.
The Rockets coach also added that other players will start to get days off to rest. This is not good for Paul and James Harden owners as we do not know specifically which days players will be rested. As for tonight, James Harden should be able to cook up whatever he wants without CP3 by his side. Eric Gordon should see increased usage as well.
Source: ClutchFans on Twitter
March 15, 2018, 6:52 pmRyan Anderson - PF - Houston Rockets
Ryan Anderson is looking to return Saturday, according to coach Mike D’Antoni.
Anderson has been out for eight straight games now. Upon his return, Anderson is worth a look if you need 3-pointers.
Source: Adam Spolane on Twitter
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