Rockets’ Mike D’Antoni reportedly cleared to coach in NBA restart

Mike D'Antoni Houston Rockets
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Mike D’Antoni has been cleared to coach in the restart of the NBA in Orlando, per Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe of ESPN.

Due to his age (69), the head coach of the Houston Rockets is at further risk of contracting the coronavirus.

“NBCA executive director Dave Fogel and president Rick Carlisle have concerns that several assistants and three head coaches — Houston’s Mike D’Antoni (69 years old), New Orleans’ Alvin Gentry (65) and San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich (71) — could be restricted from leading their teams and some could face considerable challenges in resuming their careers.

D’Antoni recently shared the same medical information that league doctors would evaluate with an independent doctor in Houston and was given clearance to coach the Rockets in the Orlando restart, sources said,” Wojnarowski and Lowe report.