Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/12/12
The Los Angeles Lakers announced the hiring of coach Mike D'Antoni on Monday. D'Antoni replaces Mike Brown, who was fired on Friday. The Lakers signed D'Antoni to a multi-year deal but did not release the terms of the contract. However, it is believed to be for three years and worth $12 million. "After speaking with several excellent and well-respected coaching candidates, (owner) Dr. (Jerry) Buss, (executive vice president) Jim (Buss) and I all agreed that Mike was the right person at this time to lead the Lakers forward," general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a release. "Knowing his style of play and given the current make-up of our roster, we feel Mike is a great fit, are excited to have him as our next head coach and hope he will help our team reach its full potential." Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson was also a candidate for the job. Jackson won five titles with the Lakers in two previous coaching stints with the team. He reportedly sought several contract demands, i...
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