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Mike D'Antoni may very well be the biggest name on the free agent market...when it comes to coaches, but where will he land next season?
According to NBC Sports, it is not a specific team that D'Antoni will land, but a system.
Some team should hire D’Antoni next season. But that comes with a caveat—you have to get players that fit the system. If you hire D’Antoni, you have to get him a point guard who can run the offense, bigs who are strong in the pick-and-roll (or pick-and-pop) and good shooters to space the floor. Don’t and he is not going to be a great fit, get him those things and you’ll win. But the GM and coach (and owner) need to be on board with building to a style, not just assembling pieces as was done by the Knicks.
Well, if this is the case, than the Washington Wizards sound perfect for him. They, of course, have John Wall, who is an absolute stud at the point guard position, and they have an above average big man in Nene.
Not to mention, the Wizards will have a very good draft pick in the upcoming draft, which D'Antoni could pick up a great player to fit his system.
However, if the Miami Heat don't win an NBA title this year, than their coach, Erik Spoelstra, could very well be fired, and replaced by D'Antoni.
Prediction: Washington Wizards