After several years of success as head coach of the Houston Rockets, Mike D'Antoni is once again in search of a job. The 68-year-old announced his decision to leave Houston soon after his Rockets fell to the Los Angeles Lakers in five games of the second round of the playoffs. The parting was rather messy from all reports, specifically between D'Antoni and Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta.
The end result, though, remains the same. D'Antoni needs a new home, and it's a pretty good offseason to be a decorated former head coach looking for a gig. There are job openings in Indiana, Chicago, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Oklahoma City. Each of those teams offer their respective benefits, but only one would result in the kind of D'Antoni high-flying offense we've come to know and love over the last decade and a half: D'Antoni must take over the Pelicans and team up with Zion Williamson to create content.