Sources say Mike D’Antoni has been identified as a serious candidate for the Charlotte Hornets’ coaching position.

The Charlotte HornetsInterviews are underway for head coaches for the franchise. There is also the possibility of Mitch Kupchak, the general manager, reuniting with former players.LakersSources told ESPN that Mike D'Antoni was the coach

D'Antoni was identified early on as a serious candidate, particularly because of the possibility to pair him with a young point guard LaMelo Ball, sources said.

D'Antoni will meet the Hornets, along with several assistant coaches who Charlotte asked permission to talk to. Golden StateKenny Atkinson of's Kenny Atkinson. MilwaukeeDarvin Ham and Dallas‘ Sean Sweeney, sources said. All three assistants are coaching in the playoffs.

Atkinson, 54 years old, inherits a family that was struggling. NetsIn his third season, he led the team to the Eastern Conference playoffs. As both an assistant coach and a head coach, he has a solid reputation for player development.

Ham has been part of Mike Budenholzer’s Milwaukee and staffs AtlantaHe has been considered for many head coaching positions in recent years, including his involvement with the Lakers' opening.

Sweeney was the architect of the Mavericks’ surprising defense this year. He worked with Jason Kidd as a coach with the Nets, and the Bucks. This is his first interview to be a head coach.

D'Antoni has been named the NBA Coach of Year twice and holds a 672-527 record (.560) in over 1,200 games. Denver, Phoenix, New YorkLos Angeles Houston. He was a coaching consultant to Willie Green during the last season. New Orleans Pelicans.

James Borrego, Charlotte's coach, was fired. He led the Hornets consecutively to the Play-In tournament. In addition to achieving 10-plus wins consecutive seasons, he also made a lot of improvements.

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