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The Lakers Change Direction and Hire Mike D’Antoni as Coach

Mike D'Antoni

In a stunning reversal, the Los Angeles Lakers hired Mike D’Antoni late Sunday night, spurning Phil Jackson, whose contract demands were apparently too steep. D’Antoni will sign a four-year deal worth $12 million, according to reports. His debut on the Lakers bench could be delayed a few weeks while he recovers from knee-replacement surgery.

Senh: So much for the Lakers saying that they're 95% sure Phil Jackson will return as their coach. Mike D'Antoni will be great for Steve Nash. The only problem is can he get an old Lakers squad to run and gun.


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