The Indiana Pacers have serious interest in hiring Mike D’Antoni as the new head coach, per Marc Stein of the New York Times.
D’Antoni is currently the head coach of the Houston Rockets, but he may not re-sign with the team this offseason.
“The Pacers are said to have serious interest in hiring Mike D’Antoni to replace the suddenly ousted Nate McMillan, which would give a needed jolt to Oladipo and Myles Turner.
But there’s no guarantee they get D’Antoni — even with his contract in Houston about to expire and pressure mounting on the Rockets’ coach with a Game 7 looming Wednesday night against Chris Paul and the Thunder.
What happens if the Pacers don’t get D’Antoni? That’s one of many difficult off-season questions your Pacers face, with Oladipo also eligible for a contract extension and T.J. Warren’s success in the bubble adding to a frontcourt logjam,” Stein reports.
Indiana recently fired head coach Nate McMillan and is in search for his replacement.