NBA Rumors: Former Head Coach Mike D’Antoni’s Return And Milwaukee Bucks’ Miles Plumlee Trade Possible!
Well, one of the recent NBA rumors is about the former head coach Mike D’Antoni, and the Milwaukee Bucks power forward Miles Plumlee. We have discussed about this in detail in the following paragraphs.
According to Bleacher Report, the rumors suggested that Mike D’Antoni, the former head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, might be returning to the NBA league as an associate coach. Rumors also pointed out that Miles Plumlee, the power forwards of Milwaukee Bucks, might be traded.
It seems that the Philadelphia 76ers has shown interest with D’Antoni to join them as an associate head coach, reported Yahoo Sports. The source also reported that the struggling 76ers wants D’Antoni to guide their young head coach Brett Brown. The source further added that Brown has been on discussion with D’Antoni.
D’Antoni has the experience of being a head coach for the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, and the Los Angeles Lakers. He last coached the Lakers until he resigned after the 2013-14 NBA season. He made a 455-426 record during the 12 seasons with the above said teams. As per Wikipedia entry, he won the NBA Coach of the Year honors for the 2004–05 season, while coaching the Suns.
Based on a report from ESPN.com, Miles Plumlee, power forward of the Bucks, has been on the trading block because of his declining performance and reduced playing time. Reports revealed that the 27-year-old Plumlee was given only about 6.3 minutes per game and that “he has not seen the court in five games” ever since the Bucks acquired Greg Monroe.
The source also added that it could be the end for Miles Plumlee in the Bucks even if he is not traded, since the team is not willing to keep him with a qualifying offer in June. Hence, there is good possibility that Plumlee would become an “unrestricted free agent” from July.
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