The Charlotte Hornets are starting to interview candidates for the franchise’s head-coaching opening, together with the potential for a reunion for common supervisor Mitch Kupchak with ex-Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni, sources advised ESPN.
D’Antoni has been identified as a serious candidate early within the course of, particularly due to the potential for pairing him with younger level guard LaMelo Ball, sources stated.
D’Antoni will meet with the Hornets together with a number of present assistant coaches whom Charlotte requested permission to talk to, together with Golden State‘s Kenny Atkinson, Milwaukee‘s Darvin Ham and Dallas‘ Sean Sweeney, sources stated. All three of these assistants are presently coaching within the playoffs.
Atkinson, 54, inherited a downtrodden Nets group and led it to the Eastern Conference playoffs in his third season in 2018-2019. He constructed a powerful repute in participant growth as each an assistant and head coach.