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    chris palmer ‏@ESPNChrisPalmer
    Mike D'Antoni signs a four-year deal with the Lakers. (via @Mike_Bresnahan)
    J.A. Adande ‏@jadande
    Source confirms the same to me RT @Mike_Bresnahan: Source: Mike D'Antoni will be the next coach of the Lakers. Not Phil Jackson
    Marc Stein ‏@ESPNSteinLine
    Says one source of LA Times report that Mike D'Antoni will coach Lakers: "Yes ... just happened."
    Not sure what to think about this.

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    Brian Shaw is staying.

    and good pringles is a terrible coach hopefully there team sinks to the bottom of the ocean hard.
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    Somehow D'Antoni will make a great coach there and the Lakers will definitely get major improvements, simply because it will give Nash more freedom to do his thing. However, I doubt the dynamics of that team will be harmonious especially with Kobe. If Melo, a volume scorer and a dominant ball-hog, didn't work well with D'Antoni, then all the more with Kobe. Aside from that, their already bad defense will become worse. With old legs hampering most of their players, I also don't think D'Antoni's high-speed tempo will work for them in the long run.

    Well, if this is 100% final, let's see how things will work for them this season. That Lakers team will be an exciting team to watch as it'll be "showtime" once again in LA, but I won't be surprised if they falter before they reach the finals.

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    Somehow D'Antoni will make a great coach there and the Lakers will definitely get major improvements, simply because it will give Nash more freedom to do his thing. However, I doubt the dynamics of that team will be harmonious especially with Kobe. If Melo, a volume scorer and a dominant ball-hog, didn't work well with D'Antoni, then all the more with Kobe. Aside from that, their already bad defense will become worse. With old legs hampering most of their players, I also don't think D'Antoni's high-speed tempo will work for them in the long run.

    Well, if this is 100% final, let's see how things will work for them this season. That Lakers team will be an exciting team to watch as it'll be "showtime" once again in LA, but I won't be surprised if they falter before they reach the finals.
    D'Antoni's style is not made to win championships. It will be pretty in the regular season and a dismal failure in the playoffs in my opinion..... ...

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    ...If Melo, a volume scorer and a dominant ball-hog, didn't work well with D'Antoni, then all the more with Kobe.....
    Maybe. But there is a mile of difference between Anthony and Bryant.

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    Maybe. But there is a mile of difference between Anthony and Bryant.
    Yes they're not the same because Kobe is a worse fit. It is probably due to playing triangle, but Kobe doesn't really need a PG and most of the time he's carrying the ball for the Lakers. So it's just a matter of how Kobe will accept playing off-the-ball while Nash does the PG duties under D'Antoni.

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    LA Times is reporting it as a 3 year $12m deal.

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers...,7850509.story


    D'Antoni signed a three-year deal for $12 million. The team holds an option for a fourth year.
    That's ... kind of cheap, considering Jackson was reportedly asking for $12m per year. Along with an ownership stake, final say on personnel, and being allowed to take road games off. Asking for the moon, indeed.

    OTOH, the current Lakers look like a poor match for D'Antoni. The Lakers were lacking athleticism and shooting even before the coaching change, and they probably need those things even more now. Can a Gasol trade be far behind? It's not that he's a bad fit with D'Antoni, but they don't have a lot of tradable assets.

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    There is not enough LOL in the world to do this thread justice.

    They fired Mike Brown after 5 games....for a guy that has been to fewer NBA finals than Mike Brown.

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    There is not enough LOL in the world to do this thread justice.

    They fired Mike Brown after 5 games....for a guy that has been to fewer NBA finals than Mike Brown.
    As if that Finals appearance wasn't 99% LeBron James' doing...

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    Buss's didn't want to give Phil complete control. They will regret this decision.

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    This makes me think Nash was the one most disgruntled.
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    Nash is 40 and has been a laker for 2 games...he does not have that kind of pull..

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    I'm listening to "Mike and Mike" right now and they are talking to Ramona Shelbourne from ESPNLA right now. She said that the Lakers flat out chose D'Antoni over Philip and that PJ was ready to accept the job this morning. She also said that the rumors of Phil making a bunch of demands were just rumors. Philip's agent was scheduled to fly to Los Angeles this morning.

    Why would you chose D'Antoni over the guy who has won five championships with your franchise? Something is weird here.

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    Yeah...I believe exactly none of that.

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    So is D'Antoni 3-0 against Philip now? Two playoff eliminations in 06 and 07 and the Lakers coaching gig.

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    This is crazy. If Phil Jackson wants to coach how do you not give him whatever he wants? No, you hire the guy who fot fired by the freakin knicks.

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    I know that Kobe was fond of D'Antoni from their experiences on the Olympic team; but As a Laker fan, this isn't good news at all. Barring a Gasol trade, this team isn't gonna be able to play the way D'Antoni wants to play. We already stink on D AND we can't play at that break neck speed that system calls for.

    Lol I'm 0-2 for my fave teams playing well this season this far.

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    As a Laker fan, this isn't good news at all.
    And I was really starting to respect your opinion around here.




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    The Olympic connection intrigues me. I'm of te opinion that the Suns could have won had a few things broke their way, like not having Amare get suspended in playoffs because of Robert Horry and a ridiculous rule. I'm not as down on this as other people are. I won't argue he's better than Phil, but I'm not writing off the Lakers.

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    I'm of te opinion that the Suns could have won had a few things broke their way, like not having Amare get suspended in playoffs because of Robert Horry and a ridiculous rule.
    Or if their owner would have been willing to pay the luxury tax.

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    There goes the Lakers defense.

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    There goes the Lakers defense.
    You must have not seen any of the lakers game this season....It was never there to begin with.

    Something in the back of my mind makes me want to think a reason why they didn't hire Phil Jackson was because of Jim Buss and that little....displeasure among those two, but it seems to be a bit of a stretch.
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    There goes the Lakers defense.
    Jeff Van Gundy said that statements about D'Antoni not being able to coach a good defense is inaccurate. He also said that defense is more about your player personnel than the coach.

    http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=8622897

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    Jeff Van Gundy said that statements about D'Antoni not being able to coach a good defense is inaccurate. He also said that defense is more about your player personnel than the coach.

    http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=8622897
    I am not saying he doesn't know how to coach - my point is he doesn't put enough emphasis on it. Look at the Knicks team right now compared to when he was the coach last season . Woodson has them playing defense

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