Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni ends contract extension talks

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WATCH: Top 5 plays of NBA Finals Game 1 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Mike D’Antoni head coach of the Houston Rockets looks on during a timeout from Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on May 08, 2019 in Oakland, California. Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images/AFPHouston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni has ended talks aimed at extending his contract with the NBA club beyond next season, media reported Thursday.ESPN reported that D’Antoni’s agent, Warren LeGarie, had told Rockets general manager Daryl Morey of the coach’s decision.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug warcenter_img MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport But the Rockets lost to the Golden State Warriors in each of the past two playoffs, falling in six games in the second round this season.Owner Tilman Fertitta called that defeat “unacceptable”.In the wake of that disappointment, the Rockets had already told three assistant coaches and additional staffers they would not be brought back next season.There have also been reports the Rockets are open to a massive roster overhaul that could even include parting sith stars such as Most Valuable Player candidate James Harden and point guard Chris Paul.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments D’Antoni, who remains under contract for the 2019-20 season, said recently he hoped to coach in Houston for three more years.“I want be part of a championship here,” he told ESPN.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Houston Chronicle reported the team offered only a one-year extension, with D’Antoni’s compensation “heavily based on incentives”.D’Antoni, 68, has spent three seasons with the Rockets, guiding them to the best three-year win-loss stretch in history of 173-73.last_img read more