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Friday, March 10, 2006
The Culture of Mike D'Antoni


Now that Bryan Colangelo is in Canada (although not, as the AP is reporting with the Blue Jays), the Suns have given the reins of the team to head coach Mike D'Antoni. That means D'Antoni will get to build the team in his image, much like the Spurs are built in Gregg Popovich's image.

If it isn't an overwhelming amount of work for D'Antoni, it ought to be a good move. The man clearly has strong ideas about how he wants to play, and it's a system that brings out the best in a lot of players.