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Mike D’Antoni reportedly stepping away from Brooklyn Nets

Sep 8, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni reacts during the first half of game three in the second round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs against the Los Angeles Lakers at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 8, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni reacts during the first half of game three in the second round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs against the Los Angeles Lakers at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Mike D’Antoni is stepping away from his full-time assistant coaching position with the Brooklyn Nets after just one season, ESPN reported Wednesday.

D’Antoni was a finalist for the Portland vacancy and wants to pursue another head coaching post in the future, per the report. It’s unclear where D’Antoni might land for the 2021-22 season.

D’Antoni joined the staff of rookie head coach Steve Nash in October 2020, working for the player he coached to two MVP awards with the Phoenix Suns in the mid-2000s.

D’Antoni, 70, owns a 672-527 (.560) record in 16 seasons as a head coach with the Denver Nuggets (1998-99), Suns (2003-08), New York Knicks (2008-12), Lakers (2012-14) and Houston Rockets (2016-20). He was named the NBA Coach of the Year in 2004-05 and 2016-17.

–Field Level Media