Rockets’ head coach Mike D’Antoni joins the team in Orlando

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Mike D’Antoni followed the Houston Rockets in Orlando, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. The veteran coach previously expressed his belief that he will join his team in the “bubble”, as the age (69) alone was not going to be a preventing factor.

The Houston Rockets will arrive at Disney World without Russell Westbrook and James Harden, but D’Antoni in the flight.

According to MacMahon:

D’Antoni has said his medical screenings didn’t raise any red flags and that he planned to coach as usual, other than wearing a mask. D’Antoni said last week that the NBA “bubble” was safer than being at home in Houston, which has seen a recent spike in coronavirus cases.

On the other hand, Harden and Westbrook are to follow their teammates in the near future. The Rockets are considered a “dark horse” for the 2020 NBA championship, but they’ve got to prove it on the court.