D’Antoni hospitalized with virus, return likely soon


Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni has been hospitalized since Friday due to an intestinal virus but expects to be released Tuesday and rejoin the team before the playoffs.

D’Antoni, 67, has been under observation since Friday at Memorial-Hermann Hospital in Houston and will miss his third consecutive game when the Rockets play their regular-season finale on the road Tuesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Rockets won both of their home games while associate head coach Jeff Bzdelik filled in for D’Antoni, beating the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns.

Source : ESPN