New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni is raising money for his alma mater, Marshall University. D’Antoni and quarterback Chad Pennington were named co-chairmen for raising money for a $30 million Marshall indoor facility and soccer stadium.
On Sept. 10, before Marshall plays a football game versus Southern Miss, D’Antoni will have his number 10 basketball jersey retired with his brother Dan as the presenter.
“Marshall’s been great to me and I’m anxious to do it,” Mike D’Antoni told The New York Post. “Being on the same side of the country, I can do more for Marshall. It was tougher on the West Coast.”
D’Antoni played for Marshall from 1970 to 1973 and is ranked second on the school’s all-time assists leaders list. D’Antoni lead the school to the NCAA Tournament in 1972 and the team was ranked #12 in the nation during that season.