Coaching, Free Agency, Italy, Mike D'Antoni, Olimpia Milano, Alessandro Gentile, Houston Rockets
Italian star Alessandro Gentile, one of the Euroleague’s top wing players, is determined to sign an NBA deal this summer, preferably with coach Mike D’Antoni and the Houston Rockets. The Rockets own the draft rights to Gentile, a 6-foot-7 perimeter player who was the No. 53 overall pick by Minnesota in 2014.

“My goal is to play in the NBA next year,” Gentile told The Vertical. “I really hope this can happen. For me, Mike D’Antoni is like a legend in Italian basketball, an example for everyone. For him to coach me would be very, very nice.”