The two NBA head coaches might be best known for their …

The two NBA head coaches might be best known for their innovative offenses and laid-back personalities. But now, Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni, 69, and New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry, 65, are also known as the first NBA coaches to wear masks while coaching a game, out of safety concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s important to Houston and a lot of the country. Right now, they should be masked up,” D’Antoni said following the Rockets’ scrimmage against the Toronto Raptors on Friday. “We do it for Houston. We do it for you. I do it for my players. I do it for my coaches. I just feel like it’s the thing to do right now with where we are as a country.”
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“It was adventurous for sure,” Holiday said. “There were some ups and down. There were some times where it got kind of hectic there. Zion (Williamson) getting hurt in the beginning. Then the 13-game losing streak. I got hurt for a while. But all in all man, we ended up being in position to make the playoffs. That was something we wanted to do. That was one of our goals. Then the pandemic hit. Just back in the bubble, it’s been an adventure for sure.”
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