On Sunday, D’Antoni informed Rockets ownership that he was not returning to the team next season, ESPN’s breaking news guru Adrian Wojnarowski reported.
ESPN Sources: Houston coach Mike D’Antoni is informing the franchise’s ownership today that he’s becoming a free agent and won’t return to the Rockets next season.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 13, 2020
And like Donovan, D’Antoni passed on signing an extension before the season began, according to Woj.
D’Antoni, whose contract expired with the end of the Western Conference semifinals on Saturday, turned down extension offers prior to the season. https://t.co/MeoUrwWADm— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 13, 2020
Next season will be exciting when it comes to seeing who OKC and Houston pick to lead their teams.