Nets assistant D’Antoni leaving Nash’s workers

NBA

NEW YORK — Mike D’Antoni is leaving the Brooklyn Nets, forcing Steve Nash to make one other change on his teaching workers.

Nash introduced the 70-year-old D’Antoni’s resolution in an announcement Wednesday, saying having the two-time Coach of the 12 months was “invaluable” in his first season as a coach.

“I shall be eternally grateful for his steerage and can stick with it a lifetime of classes from the various years we have spent collectively,” Nash mentioned within the assertion. “Our gamers and workers all benefited from this time in Broolyn and we want Mike, Laurel and their household the easiest in what lies forward.”

D’Antoni gained the 2005 Coach of the 12 months award in Phoenix when Nash was his level guard, then one other in Houston in 2017. He has lengthy been thought to be one of many NBA’s finest offensive coaches and helped the Nets attain the second spherical of the playoffs, the place they misplaced to eventual champion Milwaukee in seven video games.

The Nets already misplaced one assistant this offseason when Ime Udoka left to turn out to be Boston Celtics coach. David Vanterpool was employed to interchange him.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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