Phil Weber Rumors

The Miami HEAT announced today that Phil Weber has been named head coach of the Sioux Falls Skyforce. He becomes the 17th head coach in franchise history after serving as a consultant for the HEAT since 2012. An introductory press conference with be held for Weber in the Sanford Pentagon on Wednesday, October 8 at 3:00 p.m. Prior to joining the HEAT as a consultant, Weber worked as an assistant coach for the New York Knicks (2008-12) and Phoenix Suns (1999-2008). Weber also has experience in the college ranks where he was an assistant coach at Iona College (1991-95), Chaminade University (1990-91) and the University of Florida (1984-89). A North Carolina State University graduate in 1984, Weber played basketball under the tutelage of legendary coach Jim Valvano for the Wolfpack.
D’Antoni, who still lives in Westchester, underwent major knee-replacement surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago and will need doctor’s clearance to get on the bench. Interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff said D’Antoni is expected to fly to L.A. tomorrow for his introductory press conference. D’Antoni is expected to bring in his former Knicks and Phoenix assistants, Phil Weber and Dan D’Antoni, to L.A. “I think it’s a great opportunity for him,’’ Dan D’Antoni told The Post. “New York was a great place to be and this is one of the top franchises in the league. It’s top end. Mike’s a good coach and they’re good players.’’