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Suns coach Mike D’antoni to be fired

by james on May 2nd, 2008

NBA Obsessed takes you into the hit and run game of NBA Basketball.

Mike D’Antoni says “it was the Spurs, come on. Whoever beats them in the NBA playoffs?”

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Basketball owners amaze me. They seem to be hands off until you least expect it.

This year in the playoffs, it is easy to see that the teams that play the best half court defense will win, assuming the teams are somewhat equal teams.

Do only owners wake up to this after their team is knocked out of the playoffs?

We saw Avery Johnson fired after the Mavericks lost to the Hornets. They played very little defense.

Now the Suns may fire their coach Mike D’Antoni, although Steve Kerr, the GM, is denying it.

Despite averaging 58 regular-season wins the past four seasons, Mike D’Antoni might be out as Phoenix Suns coach.

A SI.com report on Tuesday night said the coach will not return after his team was eliminated by the San Antonio Spurs in five games in their best-of-7 first-round playoff series. D’Antoni has two years and $8.5 million left on his contract.


It seems odd to think of firing D’Antoni when losing to the Spurs. After all, it was Steve Kerr that brought in Shaq, got rid of the Matrix, to supplement the running game of Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire. Shouldn’t Steve Kerr’s job be on the line?

NBA Basketball special comment Phoenix has now lost to San Antonio 3 times in the last four years in the NBA playoffs.

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