The Lakers coach says Jackson will be a good fit as the Knicks' president and the team will benefit from Jackson's basketball knowledge. SAN ANTONIO — Lakers fans lost one of their favorite chants earlier this season, the "M-V-P" mantra reserved for the still-injured Kobe Bryant.
Forget March Madness, the NBA rumor mill is currently in a frenzy as the playoffs draw closer. With a little over a month remaining in the regular season, some teams have already begun looking forward to next season. For some, it’s the...Show More Summary
The triangle is back for the Lakers, but not in a good way: It centers on how to sort out differences among Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Mike D'Antoni. OKLAHOMA CITY — The triangle offense is back in Los Angeles, but not in a way that would make Phil Jackson smile.
NBA coaches are rarely ever safe—least of all Los Angeles Lakers head honcho Mike D'Antoni. On a scale of New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson to an infant car-surfing on the German Autobahn, D'Antoni 's job security falls somewhere in between. Citing an anonymous source, Stephen A. Show More Summary
The Los Angeles Lakers’ struggles seem far from over. According to multiple sources, Kobe Bryant does not want Mike D’Antoni to return as the team’s coach. Currently the Lakers are stuck in the basement of the Pacific Division with ...
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You have to feel a bit for Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni, who was brought in to a bad team that didn't fit his style, but if various anonymously sourced reports have any validity, players don't have a ton of love for him either. Read more...
If Kobe Bryant’s will be done, then Mike D’Antoni’s tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers will soon be over. According to the Sporting News’ Sean Deveney, Bryant wants the Lakers to hire a new coach before next season: ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith reported on Wednesday morning that he had heard D’Antoni would be out, and […]
Kobe Bryant may slowly be realizing his mortality from a physical standpoint, but age seemingly hasn't changed his unrelenting and demanding leadership style behind the scenes. If that means Mike D'Antoni has to lose his job, so be it. Show More Summary
Mike' D'Antoni should start practicing his "I was just fired" strut. Speaking on ESPN's First Take, Stephen A. Smith suggested that D'Antoni 's first full season as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers could also be his last. "I hadShow More Summary
In the past week, the Lakers gave up an average of 136 points in losses to New Orleans, the Clippers and Denver but beat Portland and Oklahoma City. The Lakers will probably be mathematically eliminated next week from a playoff spot, four weeks before the regular season ends.
It turns out Mike D’Antoni isn't the only coach capable of turning waiver-wire flotsam into productive NBA players. Three months after being cut by the Toronto Raptors, D.J. Augustin has emerged as the leading scorer (following the trade...Show More Summary
He will be getting paid anyway, so who better to coach a bad team? Some Lakers fans were undoubtedly hoping General Manager Mitch Kupchak would pull a Pat Haden and meet his embattled coach on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport late Thursday night before he could board the team plane and coach another game.
Mike D'Antoni's job as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers is safe. For now, anyway. According to ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak met separately with D'Antoni and team owner/vice president of player personnel Jim Buss following L.A.'s 142-94 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday. Show More Summary
Using Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni, we explain how the best after-timeout plays are really just different triggers from the same formation. There is a coaching axiom that if a play is successful, you should run it over and over again until the defense proves they can stop it. Show More Summary
Robert Sacre is the best celebrator on the Los Angeles Lakers roster, though the midseason acquisition of Kent Bazemore no longer allows him to enjoy that status without fear of losing his title. But that's not the only superlative being...Show More Summary
Mike D’Antoni has earned the right to ride out his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers and remain head coach through the 2014-15 season. That is not a popular opinion. If I had a nickel for every comment I've seen stating that D’Antoni...Show More Summary
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The latest, saddest news on the status of Lakers point guard Steve Nash is that his head coach thinks he's likely done for the year. Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni said on Monday that he doubts injured point guard SteveShow More Summary
Steve Nash has likely played his last game for the Los Angeles Lakers this season, and maybe ever. Asked about Nash's availability the rest of the way, Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni offered a melancholy response, per ESPN Los Angeles' Dave...Show More Summary