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It's D'Antoni's Time in Los Angeles

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Lakers' Problems Could Be Just Beginning

Tom Ziller, SB Nation - November 12, 2012

On paper, the L.A. Lakers' decision to hire Mike D'Antoni makes perfect sense. Even in comparison to Phil Jackson, it might be a better move for the franchise's extended health. With the Zen Master, you really never know when... more »

Lakers Pull Shocker, Hire D'Antoni

J.A. Adande, ESPN - November 12, 2012

OK, we know Steve Nash will be thrilled with the Lakers' sudden reversal that went from Phil Jackson to Mike D'Antoni. Kobe Bryant was lobbying hard for Phil, but he likes D'Antoni enough that he won't be making McKayla Maroney... more »

Lakers Have Chance to Reprise Showtime

Jack McCallum, Sports Illustrated - November 13, 2012

It wasn't too long ago that Mike D'Antoni looked, in his own words, "like a West Virginia bootlegger." "Well, hell," said his brother Danny, a West Virginia native like Mike. "It's in your lineage." Today? He looks like a... more »

Triangle of Money, Ego, Control Sinks Jackson

Ken Berger, CBS Sports - November 12, 2012

Should Phil Jackson be the coach of the Lakers today? Of course he should. Given the chance to bring back an 11-time champion of his basketball brilliance, mind-bending snark and unparalleled stature, everyone should've been... more »

D'Antoni's Success Pivots Around Howard

Ken Berger, CBS Sports - November 16, 2012

The Lakers made the coaching choice that they knew would lose the press conference, lose in the court of public opinion, but work out for the best on the only court that matters. Then, something strange and... more »