Los Angeles Lakers coach, Mike D’Antoni, has been approached by the Marshall Thundering Herd. This approaching was to apparently gauge his interest in taking the head coaching position within the program. That is according to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman and Marc Stein.
Seems pretty random, right? Wrong.
D’Antoni played for Marshall from 1970 to 1973. So, um, yeah. That is the connection.
According to the report, D’Antoni is unlikely to take the gig or seriously consider the offer. That is even if the Lakers decide to give him the heave-ho.
Marshall, on the other hand, happens to be looking for a new head coach and are apparently trying to make a huge splash. Regardless what you think about Mike D’Antoni, he would certainly be the biggest thing to happen to the Thundering Herd since Disney made a movie about a horrific event involving their football program.
D’Antoni does have two seasons left on his Lakers contract. However, only next year is guaranteed money. Which really doesn’t mean that much here, but you just never know.
It is also worth noting, D’Antoni has never coached at any level other than the professionals. While it would be neat to see his system implement in college, with players he recruited to fit that system, we are far more likely to see a walrus mate with a lobster.