Mike D'Antoni is in a 'world of trouble,' could be fired by the Rockets - Stephen A. | First Take


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Published: 3 months ago
Stephen A. Smith says he would not be surprised if Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni is replaced after losing to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals.
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MDA will be fired watch Tillman ain't playing around he wants to win .

3 weeks ago

one of the situations where you can say it's not always about talent and athleticism. the mike dantoni playbook thrives and becomes seemingly unstoppable when it's facilitated by and ran through a team first pass first not thinking about mvp stats type of player. melo and harden both exponentially more athletic than lin and nash. sure melo and harden had wins and playoff runs but ego stifles the whole thing. watch how steve nash and jeremy lin made guys like steven hunter tim thomas Qrich landry fields shumpert look like solid contributors.

2 months ago

Hahahaha daing “Choke City!!” 😂😂💀💀 wow

2 months ago

Trust me James Harden is not going to win championship

2 months ago

LeBron would have kicked they ass last year

2 months ago

1 nomaje nada 2 hablan crisises por que cómo hombres no son honesto con la verdad por que yo se lo dise por orillarme pues se equivoca por que aquí estoy hasta la voluntad de mí padre Jehová y con. Su infinito amoooooo lo testificó con el poder de Jehová amén

2 months ago

You Mike D, your brand of basketball dont work. It cant wom a championship. It's the socialism of basketball. Free stuff sounds awesome but eventually gotta play defense.

3 months ago

Tillman didn’t want the rockets to get in the luxury tax, how is the rockets going to be able to compete if the owner isn’t going to spend?

3 months ago

He resembles rob Parker in his mannerisms at the beginning of the video when he explains “no ones told [him] that”

3 months ago

Thibs joining golden state

3 months ago

OK I need to say it....stephen ASSHOLE smith ONCE just ONCE claim a BLACK coach should be fired...Update stephen ASSHOLE smith has reported 94 WHITE coaches should be fired YET has never EVER claimed a BLACK coach should be fired...The BIGGEST white hater EVERRRRRR

3 months ago

He needs to get rid of The coach, please. Where ever he was, he always fell short. Getting rid of Carmelo, dumbest shit ever. They could have used a pure shooter of the bench. GET RID OF HIS ASS...

3 months ago

Rockets became a competitor because of Mike D'Antoni. No other previous coaches have bought Rockets to this level.

3 months ago

Robert Rudy T might disagree with you but you mean since Hakeem right?

3 months ago

Frist of all Huston Rockets should fire Chris Paul,why. Chirs Paul is not man enough to be any NBA team period. Secound we are sick of Chirs Paul this Chirs Paul.

3 months ago

Stephanie A Smith is silly B. Houston with the Talent they have never should have gotten this far. 2 seasons in a row they pushed the defending champs to their limit with this unorthodox type of play. Could they have won the game? yes. Should they have even been this far? hell no. The Rockets are over achievers. They are a volkswagen, in a race with Porches

3 months ago

Max is the biggest Jew outta them all mhn

3 months ago

Just thought of this, where do the rockets go... Jamal Crawford. Think about Jamal in a system where he is either isoing, or shooting a open 3. He may play at, or slightly above the talent level he had at his prime due to such a good fit, and him actually not being that far away from that time. Think about it makes sense, even played with Chris Paul before. Even kawhi can’t stop that crossover think about the freedom to just get buckets... again due to fit probably even in the starting lineup.

3 months ago

I'm not a Mike D'Antoni fan but who else has really threatened GS with KD. Lets be real the Rockets have to be on fire and the GS have to play like shit for the Rockets to win. Its a dynasty team that denies good or great teams championship. It has occurred throughout history of sports. You bring in another coach they are just going to end up being a middle of the pack team or even worse. You can't build a team that good defensively that can stop a team like GS that's firing on all cylinders and on top of that you have to outscore them. You just play your game and just pray they miss. Make them work for it but even then they are eventually going to get open. Then you are just going to have to deal with they can hit shots with people in their face. The narrative will be that Mike D'Antoni can't get it done in the playoffs but who all has he lost too. Lets look at the Suns team and see how a dumb rule had people suspended against the Spurs that hurt them in series. If they hire Mark Jackson or any other coach they won't be better then this team. Everybody is waiting for GS to break up. That's all you can do. Iggy and Draymond played like shit all year but look at them now. They have virtually no bench and it doesn't matter. If you lose your job because you lost to GS then your job wasn't secure to begin with.

3 months ago

With the way the rockets looked this season with harden and Paul its not happening,they need speed, urgency and harden as a franchise player lack the killer instinct like KD or LeBron he don't have the pedigree of a champion

3 months ago

Replace him or keep him they're not beating the Warriors

3 months ago

Too cheap to sign Ariza. That's your owner.

3 months ago

Second year in a row this Rockets team was beaten by the Warrior's, they traded away there core plays and lost even worse to the Champs, time to break it up and rebuild.

3 months ago

15 seasons
9 playoffs appearances
7 50+wins seasons
3 60+wins seasons
15+All Star accolades
3 MVP's
0 #NBAFINALS appearances
Former head coach of the year

3 months ago

I'm not a rocket fan. But game 6 made me come to a conclusion that rockets are not ready. I mean without KD? you couldn't do shit??? Harden still does not have a championship mentality

3 months ago

Trade CP3 for Rondo and get a deeper bench

3 months ago

It’s not his fault harden choked

3 months ago

Sabes español como tellames

3 months ago

Triple espresso Steven A today.

3 months ago

Hahahahaha Choke City!!!! 🤣😂

3 months ago

No defense in crunchtime, no ball movement and CP3 is the reason they lost. CP3 couldnt produce when they needed him to. You could put blame on harden which he does deserve some but he cant do it by himself. All this ISO he does cant win you chips anymore. Bottom line... you have no choice but to let D'antoni go. His style of coaching doesnt win in this league. I say go hire Mark Jackson and trade CP3. Go get a stud wing player who can help Harden.

3 months ago