Dan D'Antoni

Courtesy / Marshall University

Dan D’Antoni never got far from his roots, even though basketball took him away from his home in Mullens, West Virginia for nearly 50 years. He continued to be a proud son of the Mountain State while teaching the world about the unique style of basketball that he says came from the courts he grew up on.

Adam Rogers

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.

West Virginia Morning
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Volume Six of Shepherd University's Anthology of Appalachian Writers is set to be released in April. Former NBA assistant coach and former Herd player Dan D'Antoni is introduced as the new head coach for Marshall University's Men's basketball team. Also, we remember the Holocaust by revisiting a story on Dr. Edith Levy and have a listen to an audio postcard from a recent event at West Virginia University. 

Dan D'Antoni the Right D'Antoni for Herd?

Apr 24, 2014
lakernation.com

Marshall Athletic Director Mike Hamrick announced this afternoon a Dan D’Antoni will be the new head coach for Herd Men’s Basketball.

Marshall University has announced that Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Dan D’Antoni is the new head basketball coach at Marshall. Dan is the younger brother of Mike, the Head Coach of the Lakers.