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D’Antoni gets first collegiate job at Marshall

Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick gave Dan D’Antoni his first college basketball coaching job at age 66 with the message to make the Thundering Herd a winner again. Marshall has gone through seven coaches, among them Billy Donovan, since it last made the NCAA tournament in 1987. D’Antoni, the older brother of Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said he wanted to coach at Marshall since graduating in 1970. “This was my dream job,” D’Antoni said Friday in Huntington, W.Va. “I’m ready and willing to work to make this program succeed.” D’Antoni spent 30 years as a high school coach in South Carolina before serving nine years as an NBA assistant, including the last two with the Lakers. Both Mike and Dan D’Antoni played at Marshall. – Associated Press

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