Dan D'Antoni the Right D'Antoni for Herd?


Marshall Athletic Director Mike Hamrick announced this afternoon a Dan D’Antoni will be the new head coach for Herd Men’s Basketball.

Marshall University has announced that Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Dan D’Antoni is the new head basketball coach at Marshall. Dan is the younger brother of Mike, the Head Coach of the Lakers.

During the 40 plus days since Tom Herrion was let go, Mike’s name was front and center for Marshall’s search, but not Dan. Dan D’Antoni has been an NBA assistant for nine years with his brother in Phoenix, New York and Los Angles. He played for the Thundering Herd from 1966 to 1970.

He was also a long time head coach at Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach South Carolina.

Dan will be introduced as Herd Head Coach at a press conference Friday afternoon.