When we last saw Mike D’Antoni, he was resigning as the Knicks coach, seemingly as the fall guy in an alleged contentious relationship with his star player Carmelo Anthony. That was in March.
Now, after moping around in his PJ’s, D’Antoni is an assistant on Mike Krzyzewski’s coaching staff for Team USA. A team that, oh by the way, Anthony is also a member of. Awkward? One would certainly assume so.
Even Anthony acknowledged that things between the two could have been weird. He and D’Antoni hadn’t spoken since the resignation until U.S. basketball convened for camp in Las Vegas earlier this month. That’s when they found themselves in a situation that forced them to break the ice.