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Mitch Kupchak and the Lakers moved forward with Mike D'Antoni after not hearing back from Phil Jackson for approximately 30 hours.
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Leaving Hall of Famer Phil Jackson “stunned,” Los Angeles Lakers’ suits unanimously chose offensive wizard Mike D’Antoni to become the organization’s next head coach over the “Zen Master” earlier today. The 61-year-old D’Antoni, who was last employed by the New … Continue reading →
Phil Jackson is proclaiming that the Los Angeles Lakers LIED to him during negotiations, which if successful would had brought back the former Lakers coach back to the bright lights of Los Angeles, as he's saying that the Lakers not only lied to him but also to the press, and to the fans.Jackson, according to Yahoo Sports, would have been given until Monday night, by the L...
Phil Jackson said he left his Saturday meeting with Lakers manager Mitch Kupchak and executive vice president Jim Buss believing the Lakers' job was his if he wanted it, ESPNLosAngeles.com reported Monday. Jackson said he left with a hand shake and understanding "that (he) would have until Monday (today) to come back to them with (his) decision." Jackson was set...
Sources said that the Lakers ultimately believed that Mike D'Antoni was a better fit for its current roster than Phil Jackson.
Had the narrative been, “Lakers fire Mike Brown then hire D’Antoni,” then Laker fans would be absolutely thrilled to have D’Antoni. However, the Lakers went back to the well. They called the great Phil Jackson and he was interested. But the Lakers turned Jackson down! That shocking turn of events triggered an overreaction by fans and media.
Tweet After flirting with the prospect of bringing back Phil Jackson for much of the weekend, the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Mike D’Antoni to replace Mike Brown as their next head coach. The hiring was first reported by the LA Times. Per the report, D’Antoni signed a three-year, $12 million deal with the Lakers. [...]
Lakers opt for Mike D'Antoni over Phil Jackson as their next head coach
So the Flakers are going with Mike D'Antoni as their new head coach but not without trying to negotiate a third coaching stint with Phil Jackson. Talks fell apart in the last 24 hours though, as Jim Buss and Jackson failed to come to terms over Phil's last request.
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The Los Angeles Lakers ended their coaching search and hired former Knicks and Suns coach Mike D’Antoni. The speculation had been the Lakers first choice was Phil Jackson, but after he didn’t offer an initial yes, they went on to interview D’Antoni and Mike Dunleavy. Late Sunday evening, early Monday [...]
As you may figure, the folks over at Next Media Animation have put together another classic clip dealing with the Los Angeles Lakers hiring of new head coach Mike D'Antoni.The ire of their hatred was Lakers vice president Jim Buss who proclaimed in this clip as to be the reason why Phil Jackson isn't back in the city of Angels:
New Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said he will be a failure at the Staples Center if he doesn’t put his new team in the title hunt. "I'm going to do everything I can do to win a championship," D'Antoni told KSPN-AM 710 on Tuesday. "If we're not at least in the hunt, a serious hunt, then I've failed as a head coach. I'm comfortable...