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Marshall nabs D'Antoni as next men's hoops coach

Huntington, WV (SportsNetwork.com) - Marshall University announced on Thursday that Dan D'Antoni has been named the Thundering Herd head men's basketball coach.

D'Antoni, who is the older brother of Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni, will replace Tom Herrion as the head coach. Herrion resigned after four seasons leading the Herd.

D'Antoni has served as an assistant coach in the NBA for the past nine seasons, including stops in Phoenix and New York before working with his brother on the Lakers' bench the past two seasons.

A 1970 graduate of Marshall, D'Antoni is one of 49 players to reach 1,000 career points at the school and ranks 13th on the Herd's career free throw percentage list (77.4 percent). He was inducted into the Marshall Athletics Hall of Fame in 1990.

04/24 23:31:31 ET