As coach and executive, Mike D'Antoni and Daryl Morey have two of the league's most distinct styles. Now, with Morey's Houston Rockets reportedly set to hire D'Antoni as head coach, next season will feature a merger of "Seven Seconds or Less" and "Moreyball."
And James Harden is a shoot-first, ball-dominant guard, not exactly a Steve Nash pass-first type. Yet D'Antoni wants the ball, and the players, to move.
Can this work? Let's look at where it might, and where it might not, including on the defensive end.