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BREAKING: Mike D’Antoni hired as New Head Coach of Lakers

Lakers Hire Mike D'Antoni

Lakers Hire Mike D’Antoni

The Los Angeles Lakers have a new head coach, and it isn’t the iconic Phil Jackson.  The new coach is Mike D’Antoni.

Early Sunday morning at around 12:45 a.m. on Monday, Lakers spokesman John Black confirmed that the team had signed D’Antoni to a multi-year contract.

The team is expected to have a press conference to announce the deal most likely on Tuesday or Wednesday of the coming week.

According to Black, Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss, executive vice president Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak were unanimous that D’Antoni was the best coach for the team at this time.

Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash both expressed support for the idea of playing for D’Antoni, who was Nash’s coach in Phoenix when the point guard won consecutive MVP awards in 2005 and 2006.

What do you think?  Did the Lakers make the right pick in D’Antoni?  Sound off below.


  • willworkforfood says:

    Coach? You mean kobe’s assistant coach. It doesn’t matter who they hire. The Lakers are an old team. D’Antoni is a good coach. But this team is just old. Somebody please tell Kobe to be a team player. There is no “I” in team. What Kobe and the Lakers organization did to Mike Brown was wrong. D’Antoni, if Kobe gives you the evil eye. You’re gone. So watch out.