Marshall University Basketball is set to begin practice with new coach Dan D’Antoni.
A long coaching search in the spring began with rumors of Marshall trying to lure Mike D’Antoni away from his job with the NBA LA Lakers. And it ended with Marshall hiring Dan D’Antoni, Mike’s older brother and assistant with the Lakers. The need for a new coach was required after Tom Herrion resigned following an 11-22 season.
D’Antoni immediately put the team through an extensive off season program that saw many of the players lose considerable weight.