The next Marshall men’s basketball coach will be a D’Antoni.
Dan D’Antoni, brother of Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni, was named to the position today.
Speculation had been rampant that Mike D’Antoni would get the MU job if he was fired by the Lakers.
Dan D’Antoni has been an assistant to his brother in L.A. and at his other NBA coaching jobs.
D’Antoni, a Mullens native, graduated in 1965 from Mullens High, where he was an all-stater in basketball.
He played for the Thundering Herd from 1968-70 and is a member of the Marshall Athletics Hall of Fame and replaces Tom Herrion.
D’Antoni becomes the second Mullens native to coach at MU. Greg White coached the Herd from 1996 to 2003.