Rockets, D'Antoni reportedly revive contract extension talks

Vinciane NgomsiYahoo Sports Contributor
<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/teams/houston/" data-ylk="slk:Rockets">Rockets</a> head coach Mike D'Antoni could be staying in Houston for the long run. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni could be staying in Houston for the long run. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

The Houston Rockets and head coach Mike D’Antoni are reportedly reopening talks of a contract extension, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon.

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D’Antoni’s current contract runs through the 2019-2020 season, and last month reports surfaced that the 68-year-old and Houston had ceased talks on extending his tenure past next year. Even though D’Antoni has coached the Rockets to three straight playoffs appearances, they have yet to become Western Conference finals champions.

Following Houston’s 2-4 defeat against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals this year, the front office cleaned house and fired several assistant coaches, a video coordinator and the team’s player development coach.

D’Antoni avoided those shakeups, and it appears he could find himself coaching the Rockets for the foreseeable future.

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