It might be a call made four years too late but at least credit the Marshall administration for asking this time around.
WSAZ has learned that Marshall did contact Mike D'Antoni by phone about any interest he has in the vacant Marshall coaching job. Four years ago, D'Antoni was an assistant with Phoenix and was very interested in talking to Marshall about the job when Greg White resigned. Marshall did not pursue D'Antoni and many Herd fans are still upset about the apparent lack of interest on the school's part.
Now D'Antoni is a year removed from winning the NBA Coach of the Year honors and has coached the Suns to the second best record in the league.
Sources tell us the Suns coach was pleased to get the call but told Marshall he's very happy where he is.
No word whether Marshall would pursue Mike's brother Danny, who's an assistant on the Suns staff and a former Marshall star as well.