Mike D'Antoni

Professional Basketball Player and Coach
Born May 8, 1951

Michael Andrew "Mike" D'Antoni is an Italian-American former basketball player and is currently the head coach of the NBA's New York Knicks. While head coach of the Phoenix Suns, he won NBA Coach of the Year honors for the 2004–05 NBA season after the Suns posted 33 more wins than the previous season. D'Antoni, who holds American and Italian dual citizenship, is known for his expertise in facilitating a fast-paced offense-oriented system.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mike D'Antoni.


1951 Birth Born on May 8, 1951.


1973 22 Years Old After a college career at Marshall University, D'Antoni was drafted by the Kansas City-Omaha Kings in the 2nd round of the 1973 NBA draft.
1974 23 Years Old He was all-NBA Rookie Second Team choice for 1974.
1975 24 Years Old After 3 seasons for the Kings (1973–1975), he played for the Spirits of St. Louis of the American Basketball Association in 1975–1976, and for the San Antonio Spurs (again in the NBA) in 1976–1977. … Read More


1989 38 Years Old Being of Italian origin, D'Antoni was also selected to play on the Italian national team for the European championship in 1989. … Read More
1990 39 Years Old 1 More Event
D'Antoni was then called by the Italian team of Olimpia Milano, starting a career which saw him become the club's all-time leading scorer. He was voted the league's top point guard of all time in 1990 and he paced his team to five Italian League titles, two European Champions Cup (now Euroleague) titles, two Cups of Italy, one Korać Cup and one Intercontinental Cup.


1996 - 1997 2 More Events
1998 47 Years Old The next year, he became Nuggets head coach, but was fired after a poor performance during the lockout-shortened 1998–99 season.
1999 48 Years Old D'Antoni then went on to become a scout for San Antonio Spurs during the 1999–2000 season.
2000 49 Years Old He was also an assistant for the Portland Trail Blazers in 2000–01.


2002 51 Years Old 1 More Event
In his one season back in Europe, he led the team to a 28–8 record, a league championship and 2002 Euroleague Final Four, coaching a team filled with many former NBA stars.
2003 - 2004 2 More Events
2005 54 Years Old Overall, his Suns won fifty or more games in four consecutive seasons, while Nash earned NBA MVP honors in 2005 and 2006. … Read More
2006 55 Years Old D'Antoni was selected to the coaching staff for the Team USA Olympic Basketball squad under head coach Mike Krzyzewski and participated in the 2006 FIBA World Championship, winning a bronze medal. … Read More
2007 56 Years Old 1 More Event
D'Antoni was the Suns' GM after Bryan Colangelo's departure and passed on the post to Steve Kerr in 2007.
2008 57 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He coached the New York Knicks starting in 2008 before resigning in 2012. … Read More
2010 59 Years Old After two losing seasons, D'Antoni with new additions Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks to the playoffs in 2010–11 with a 42–40 record before getting swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round.


D'Antoni resigned as coach on March 14, 2012, and assistant coach Mike Woodson filled his vacancy as the head coach. … Read More
2013 62 Years Old In D'Antoni's first full season with the team in 2013–14, the Lakers went 27–55 for the second-worst winning percentage (.329) in team history. … Read More
2014 63 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 30, 2014, D'Antoni resigned as coach of the Lakers after the team declined to pick up their option for him to coach in 2015–16.
2015 64 Years Old On December 18, 2015, D'Antoni signed with the Philadelphia 76ers to work as the associate head coach under Brett Brown.
2016 65 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 1, 2016, D'Antoni was named as the new head coach for the Houston Rockets.
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