Mike D'Antoni landed in Los Angeles on Wednesday, settling in at an undisclosed hotel and taking a meeting with Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak.
It's a little backward to accept a three-year, 12-million job before sitting down with your bosses, but that's what happens when you're laid up in New York because of recent knee-replacement surgery.
The new Lakers coach has some busy days ahead. He will conduct his first practice with the team Thursday and also be formally introduced at a news conference in the afternoon. He will probably not coach against Phoenix on Friday, instead making his Lakers debut Sunday against Houston.
Meanwhile, the outcry continued for former coach Phil Jackson, the latest objection coming from a Lakers executive.
"The reason I haven't tweeted in 2 days is because I've been mourning Phil Jackson not being hired as the Lakers head coach," Magic Johnson said on his Twitter account. "My mother always taught me that if you don't have anything nice to say,...