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Mike D'Antoni is burdened with bringing the 2013 Los Angeles Lakers to a place based off of expectations rather than the realistic capabilities of this particular group of guys.
The NBA’s most fascinating team made a drastic change earlier this week and now they take their rightful place as…well still the league’s most fascinating team. The change I’m of course referring to is the ousting of Mike Brown as head coach, a merciful ending to a marriage that never should’ve been consumated but now ushers in a rather risky era of Lakers basketball. The decision the Lakers had to make after firing Brown was who to hand the keys over to to lead the team into this 2-3 year window to win titles. Who would be able to exact the most out of this Nash/Kobe/Gasol/Howard quartet while Kobe and Nash remained relevant, Gasol remained physically capable and Howard of course remained under contract. They began flirtations with ex-Lakers coach Phil Jackson immediately, and we’ll get to Phil lat...
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Steve Nash will soon be reunited with Mike D'Antoni, his former coach while the two were in Phoenix. Nash and D'Antoni had a lot of success with the Suns, but no championships of course. They both hope to change that with the Los Angeles Lakers, but Nash has to return to action first. He spoke with reporters yesterday and gave an idea of when he may return.According...
Shaq wants his social media audience to know one thing about his take on current Lakers’ center Dwight Howard. It’s not hate. Responding to a tweeter who told the Hall of Fame center to stop ‘Hating On Dwight Howard’, Shaq recorded a YouTube video of his response. “First of all, how do you spell ‘hate’?...Read the Rest...
Steve Nash will be re-evaluated on Friday.
Dwight Howard dunks amongst three Spurs on Tuesday.
The By The Numbers recap for the Lakers’ 84-82 loss to the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center on Tuesday night. The Lakers are now 3-5, and next play home to Phoenix on night.
The Lakers regular season winning percentage against the Spurs after Tuesday night’s loss. They’re now 74-73 all-time against San Antonio, but...
The San Antonio Spurs (6-1) will take on the new-look Los Angeles Lakers (3-4) in Los Angeles who haven't gotten off to good start. Aside from adding Steve Nash and Dwight Howard to the mix, the Lakers went through a coaching change firing former Spurs assistant coach Mike Brown and added Mike D'Antoni. Needless to say, this Lakers team will need a bit more time to get some...
The Los Angeles Lakers have hired former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni instead of Phil Jackson, reports LATimes.com.
D'Antoni, 61, signed a reported four year deal that may pay him $12 million for three guaranteed seasons with a team option in the fourth year. He will join the team in a week or two after he recovers from knee-replacement surgery...
Is D’Antoni a better fit than uncle Phil Jackson?
The Pringles Man has come back to the NBA as Mike D'Antoni (and not Phil Jackson) will serve as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. Steve Nash is pleased.The post Mike D’Antoni To The Lakers: The Return Of The Pringles Man appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Pau Gasol got home from the game and read about it on Twitter, while Dwight Howard got a midnight message on his BlackBerry. They shared most Los Angeles Lakers fans' mix of surprise, trepidation and anticipation.
Just when everybody thought the Lakers were getting back together with Phil Jackson, they switched course in the middle of the night and went with Mike D'Antoni...
Game time: Sunday at 3 p.m.
TV: FOX Sports Florida
With injuries taking a toll, the Orlando Magic are having a difficult time adjusting in the post-Dwight Howard era.
The Brooklyn Nets, meanwhile, hope to repeat their winning formula from Friday's blowout at Orlando when they turn around and host the short-handed Magic on Sunday.
With Howard, a three-time NBA Defensive Player...
Former New York Knicks head coach, Mike D’Antoni is trying his best to become relevant this year in the NBA. If talks with Phil Jackson break down, the Lakers appear to have a second option firmly in place. How would Mike D’Antoni fair with this older Laker team with his fast pace, point guard oriented offense? Well that’s up for debate, but his winning record with Steve Nash...
As a Laker fan, I am glad to see that the franchise removed Mike Brown as its head coach.Don't get me wrong. I think Brown is a good guy, a good coach and pretty much got jobbed in this whole deal. Still, he didn't belong. He wasn't Laker-like and certainly wasn't a fit for the roster that has been assembled. The things he wanted to do may have worked for...