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Mike D’Antoni has been a member of the Los Angeles Lakers for just over nine months and he’s already one of the most disliked characters in Lakers history, with fans chanting “We want Phil!” on a nightly basis, hoping that the legendary Phil Jackson will return to the sidelines once again. However, D’Antoni says he knew coming into this that Phil would cast a shadow over the franchise, and he expects future Lakers coaches to be held to Phil’s high standards for the next 10 to 15 years, according to the Los Angeles Times: No, the specter of Phil Jackson never quite left the Lakers. “I think anybody that comes in here the next 10, 15 years, it’s going to be that way,” D’Antoni said. “I don’t think there is any doubt that he was so good and so large and he’s still sitting out there. “Had that bothered me, I shouldn’t have taken the job because you know it’s going to be there. I wasn’t stupid enough to think that, ‘Oh, they won’t remember him.’...
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