Former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni and his wife, Laurel, are on the move in Manhattan Beach, listing their home in the South Bay for sale at $9.8 million.
Who might replace interim coach Melvin Hunt as the top guy in Denver? The Brian Shaw experiment was a disastrous failure for the Nuggets that culminated in the head coach's firing Tuesday following two disappointing years. Now, the team...Show More Summary
With the Denver Nuggets firing Brian Shaw, per Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post, the team will now be seeking a new head coach. Melvin Hunt is expected to take over in the interim, while Mike D'Antoni has emerged as a possible long-term replacement. Show More Summary
Former basketball player Mike D’Antoni was voted NBA Coach of the Year in 2005, developing one of the greatest offensive teams of all-time with the Phoenix Suns. He went on to manage the New York Knicks and LA Lakers, and was assistant...Show More Summary
MILWAUKEE — This is the Wesley Johnson era. Whether it's Mike D'Antoni or Byron Scott coaching, whichever part of Kobe Bryant's body isn't working right, the past two seasons have been marked by the Los Angeles Lakers having no choice...Show More Summary
Pau Gasol, a renaissance man of several different shapes, is having somewhat of a renaissance season. In his first go around with the Chicago Bulls, Gasol has bounced back back from two hellish years beneath Mike D'Antoni's thumb (perhaps...Show More Summary
Any way you slice it, Byron Scott gets a proverbial hall pass as first-year head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. The intense pressure to “win now” that accompanied Mike Brown and Mike D’Antoni out the back door of Staples Center just doesn’t exist this season. Show More Summary
— He fell off the All-Star radar as he drifted further and further from the basket in Mike D'Antoni's perimeter-oriented offense.
Mike D’Antoni is still the coach in spirit.
Former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni resigned at the end of the 2013-14 season following two disastrous seasons with the team. Several players had issues with D'Antoni's fast-paced, offensive style of coaching, including Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol who were both vocal about disagreeing with D'Antoni's methods. Show More Summary
Byron Scott is no different than Mike D'Antoni and Mike Brown, his two predecessors. Both inevitably crashed and burned amid substandard results that didn't measure up to the Los Angeles Lakers' disproportionate expectations. They came, were expected to win, didn't win and left. Show More Summary
There weren’t any tears shed when Mike D’Antoni’s disastrous coaching stint in Los Angeles came to an end last season, but despite a rocky relationship with Kobe Bryant, D’Antoni developed […] The post Mike D’Antoni Says Kobe Bryant’s Single-Mindedness Make Him Tough to Coach appeared first on SLAMonline.
It finally happened. The 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers picked up their first win of the season when they defeated the Charlotte Hornets 107-92 Sunday night. Kobe Bryant and Jeremy Lin led the way with 21 points apiece, and Carlos Boozer...Show More Summary
For those wondering what Mike D'Antoni has been up to…
The Lakers are quickly adjusting to life after Mike D'Antoni, who resigned as coach after a 27-55 season.
It's no secret Kobe Bryant and former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni didn't have the best basketball relationship. D'Antoni and the Lakers sputtered to a combined 67-87 record over the last two seasons, resulting in the coach's resignation last May. Show More Summary
Laker Nation breathed a huge sigh of relief when Mike D’Antoni quit his job following a disastrous 2013-’14 campaign. Kobe Bryant essentially shrugged when the news of D’Antoni’s resignation broke, […] The post Kobe Bryant Says His Philosophy on Winning Different from Mike D’Antoni appeared first on SLAMonline.
Bryant minced no words when discussing his former coach at Lakers Media Day, and his comments were just one of the highlights of the day as 25 teams tipped off training camp with their annual media sessions. NBA Media Day has come and gone, and along with all the usual hijinks that take place, there were actually some notable things said. Show More Summary
To say there’s not a lot of obvious depth at the small forward position for the Los Angeles Lakers is saying just a little. It’s a tale of “ tweeners.” Wesley Johnson is the clearest natural candidate, even if Mike D’Antoni did insist...Show More Summary
These aren't the same Los Angeles Lakers with whom Byron Scott began his playing career in 1983. They aren't even the same Lakers who won a championship in 2010. After replacing Mike D'Antoni as head coach this summer, Scott has immediately...Show More Summary