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D'Antoni in Philly to meet with Sixers

Mike D'Antoni has arrived in town to meet with the 76ers.

The former NBA coach was spotted arriving at Philadelphia International Airport. He had been in talks with the Sixers to become the associate head coach.

D'Antoni has 12 combined years of head-coaching experience with the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers.  He is also someone whom new chairman of basketball operation Jerry Colangelo trusts to be his eyes and ears when he's more than 2,000 miles away in Phoenix.

The two have a relationship dating to their days with the Suns  in the early 2000s.  Colangelo is the former Suns owner and was a longtime cornerstone of the franchise.  D'Antoni went 253-156 in five seasons as Suns coach. They also worked together on the USA Basketball staff, for which Colangelo served as chairman.

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