Rockets hire Mike D'Antoni as next head coach, reports ESPN

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The Rockets have reportedly found their new coach.

ESPN is reporting that Mike D'Antoni will run the team starting next season.

D'Antoni is known for his high flying offense with the Suns and Steve Nash, but not his defense. He played and coached overseas.

D'Antoni has been in the NBA since 1997, when he was an assistant coach with Denver. He was head coach with Phoenix from 2003 through 2008. While with the Suns, he had four seasons with more than 50 wins. He also coached the Lakers and Knicks. Last season, he was an assistant with the Sixers.

Eyewitness Sports Director Greg Baily is gathering details. We'll have updates on air, online and on our mobile news app.

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