Report: Mike D’Antoni and Jay Wright to be Targeted by Suns
Sixers fans have expressed some concern with the abrupt resignation of Sam Hinkie, coupled with the expected hiring of Bryan Colangelo that Brett Brown's job could be in trouble and current associate head coach Mike D'Antoni would be next in line.
However, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein the former Suns head coach could be headed back to Phoenix.
D’Antoni, who is currently the Philadelphia 76ers associate head coach, coached the Suns from 2003 to 2008, going 253-136 in the regular season and 26-25 in the playoffs. According to Stein's report, D'Antoni is on “a broad list of targets.”
A report from earlier in the week had the Suns interested in Villanova head coach Jay Wright.
On Friday, Wright insisted that he wants to stay on the mainline, telling ESPN.com's Dana O'Neil:
"I can say right now that, in my mind, I plan to stay at Villanova. But I also don't want to be a liar. I want to stay. I know I want to stay, but I just say I hope I can stay because I've learned from the past how crazy things can be. I hope I can stay at Villanova because this is where I want to be."