A look back at Mike D’Antoni’s previous NBA stops:
1998-99: Denver Nuggets
Mike D’Antoni started his NBA head-coaching career with the Nuggets in 1998-99 but was fired after a poor performance in that strike-shortened season. His record was 14-36.
2003-08: Phoenix Suns
In 2003, he was hired midway through the season to coach the Suns. The next season, the Suns acquired point guard Steve Nash. D’Antoni won NBA Coach of the Year his first full season in Phoenix, and the Suns were over .500 in four of his five seasons as coach.
2008-12: New York Knicks
D’Antoni left the Suns to replace Isiah Thomas as coach of the Knicks in 2008. In his third year, the franchise brought in Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire. The Knicks made the playoffs that season but were swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round. That was their only playoff appearance in his three-plus seasons in New York, where he had a .420 win percentage. He resigned from his post in March.