OK, so the voting’s closed. You’re the favorite for Coach of the Year. If you were to win that, what would it mean to you? Mike D’Antoni: That it means that I’ve got a really good team. Every coach in the league does an unbelievable job, and they’re prepared and think you’re going to outcoach people, or you think that you’re going to surprise, but you don’t. Now, if you’re in the right situation, and people underestimate you, because usually for the Coach of the Year the team has been underestimated, and that’s how you get it. Otherwise, Golden State and what they’re doing, or what San Antonio’s doing, but as people said, we’re not going to make the playoffs, or barely make it, and then we have 55 wins. So, that’s how you win Coach of the Year, and that’s why most Coach of the Years get fired the next year. You overperform, then you come back to normal and they fire you.
June 26, 2017 | 5:17 pm EDT Update
The Charlotte Hornets announced today the team’s 15-man roster for the 2017 Orlando Mountain Dew Pro Summer League beginning July 1. Hornets assistant coach Stephen Silas will serve as head coach of the team’s summer league squad
“What the Jazz were telling me is they traded with the Lakers to get me because they knew the Spurs were going to get me,” Tony Bradley said of San Antonio, which held the next pick. “That shows the Jazz really wanted me.”
“We had a pretty good idea that Utah was going to make something happen,” Tony Bradley’s agent, John Spencer, said. “We heard from other sources that San Antonio was going to be in the mix. I really though Oklahoma City was going to be the wildcard.”