Rockets GM Daryl Morey reacts to concerns about Mike D’Antoni possibly skipping coaching in Orlando

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Daryl Morey addressed the concerns that the head coach of the Houston Rockets Mike D’Antoni could possibly skip coaching in the restart of the NBA.

D’Antoni is the second oldest head coach in the NBA (69) and there have been concerns about him being vulnerable to the coronavirus because of his age.

For his part, Morey, the GM of the Rockets, is adamant the league should not be in any position to prevent D’Antoni from coaching Houston.

“Mike will be coaching our team. It would be such a huge disadvantage to lose him. We would never stand for that. In fairness to the league, they set up a process whereby everyone will have to submit a medical record. I’m sure the doctors told them that some people over a certain age shouldn’t go.

But, Mike is in great health. He’s in better shape than some 40-year-old coaches we have. Besides, I think his dad lived to be 108 or something,” Morey said, via Jackie MacMullan of ESPN.

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