The Lakers won't have future Hall of Famers Kobe Bryant or Steve Nash back for tonight's game against the visiting Trail Blazers, but their returns might not be far off, coach Mike D'Antoni revealed before the game. Bryant, who underwent...Show More Summary
Nick Young has officially allowed his "Swaggy P" demeanor to rub off on Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni. Young, averaging 16.5 points in his bench role with L.A. this season, is one of the key reasons the Lakers bench has...Show More Summary
Never say Mike D’Antoni doesn’t have faith in his players. Nick Young has been everything the Los Angeles Lakers expected him to be. Or rather, what they should have expected him to be. Inconsistent, deadly, maddening—he’s been Nick Young, the player you can never quite comprehend. Magic Mike, however, is trying to put a label [...]
We may be just days away from the return of the Black Mamba to the Los Angeles Lakers. According to a report by Mike Trudell of Lakers.com, there is a distinct possibility that Kobe Bryant could be ready to play as soon as December 6...Show More Summary
There are no superstars (not yet), but there is also no discord and more communication as each player knows his role. MacGyver usually had more to work with than Mike D'Antoni has so far this season.
New Jersey coach was fined $50,000 for his stunt late in Wednesday's game.
Los Angeles Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni was forced to insert Jordan Hill into the team's starting lineup after an embarrassing loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on November 10 in which the purple and gold surrendered 47 points in the...Show More Summary
'He's bringing us all together as a team and making us believe in each other,' Jordan Farmar says of coach. Mixing in playing time for everyone delights a team with so many soon-to-be free agents. Mike D'Antoni, coach of the year?
BROOKLYN – There is a happy harmony to this largely nameless Los Angeles Lakers team, a steady rhythm of passes and player movement and willing co-dependence, the sort of virtues that Mike D’Antoni has long preached as a head coach,Show More Summary
LOS ANGELES – As blasphemous as this line of thinking is in sports — particularly in the hallowed house of a franchise as storied as the Lakers — there really can be more to life than championships. “It’s a good locker room,” Lakers guard Steve Blake said Sunday night. Show More Summary
Dallas' Vince Carter discusses Houston's Dwight Howard and complaining to referees; Brooklyn Coach Jason Kidd speaks on criticism. Now he gets it
Coach Mike D'Antoni says it would be 'very hard' for Kobe Bryant, who is rehabing from a torn Achilles' tendon, to play during the Lakers' three-game trip next week. Maybe Kobe Bryant won't play this month.
The remainder of Steve Nash’s career may very well have an influence on Mike D’Antoni’s stint with the Los Angeles Lakers. The former Phoenix Suns head coach was selected as Mike Brown’s replacement early in the 2012-13 season, despite...Show More Summary
After reporters watch Bryant in half-court, five-on-five, Lakers star says he might be able to play in November. He won't play Friday, Mike D'Antoni says. It was strange, a media circus more suitable for a playoff series in May, but this was November and the Lakers were pursuing only a.500 record.
Like it or not, the Lakers are one of the more intriguing teams in the NBA this year. Mike D'Antoni was struggling early to find a lineup he liked —10 different players have started, eight have averaged more than 20 minutes per gameShow More Summary
A diminished version of Kobe Bryant is better than no Kobe Bryant. That’s the stance Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni is taking. To an extent, it’s one that he’s always took. He hasn’t allowed Kobe’s absence to dominate post-game pressers nor has he entertained the prospect of his uncertain return more than he [...]
Lakers coach says despite the star's presence at practice, he thinks team needs 'to be cautious' and not hurry his return to lineup. Bryant had been out since mid-April with a torn Achilles' tendon. Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni downplayed Kobe Bryant's activity level in Saturday's practice, saying it was too early to tie it to an official return from a torn Achilles' tendon.
The Los Angeles Lakers visited the Mile High City Wednesday night—another opportunity for coach Mike D’Antoni to throw players against the wall, waiting for something to stick. When it was all over, the Denver Nuggets had a much-needed win, laying claim to a 111-99 victory. Show More Summary
The Los Angeles Lakers tailored the roster to fit Mike D’Antoni’s coaching philosophy, and as a result, the offense looks more in tune with his style of play. A year prior to the 2013-14 campaign, the Purple and Gold had a cast of elite players grouped together, but the coaching staff struggled to incorporate all of their talents. Show More Summary