PHOENIX The Los Angeles Lakers have hired their next ring master in a bracing move that resonates throughout the Arizona desert.
By choosing Mike DAntoni instead of Phil Zen Master Jackson, the despised Lakers have found a key that could unlock the combustible talents of the greatest Phoenix Sun of em all.
Now were all left to wonder if Suns owner Robert Sarver would have facilitated Steve Nashs escape to a playoff contender had he known the Lakers also would end up with the coach who became Nashs ultimate enabler.
But rather than attempting to define the level of teeth gnashing that will occur in Phoenix, lets look bigger picture at just how deadly another DAntoni-Nash alliance can be.
When our Fourth of July reverie was disturbed by news that Nash had gone Hollywood (with the Suns help), a lot of Suns fans were excited. You know storm-the-castle excited.
The level of disgust dipped a bit, however, when the locals remembered that Nash would be attempting to direct the Laker ...