Found November 18, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Dan DAntoni to serve as an assistant coach, it was announced Sunday by Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak. The older brother of Lakers head coach Mike DAntoni, Dan joins the team after spending the past four seasons with the New York Knicks, where he served as an assistant coach on his brothers staff. Hired by New York on June 20, 2008, DAntoni helped the 2010-11 Knicks to their first winning season since 2000-01. Prior to his time in New York, Dan served as an assistant coach during Mike DAntonis final three seasons with the Phoenix Suns, helping the team to Pacific Division titles in 2006 and 2007. Before joining the Suns in 2005, DAntoni spent three decades as head coach of Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach, SC, where he compiled over 500 wins. DAntoni, who led the 1968-69 Marshall team in scoring (17.5 points per game), graduated from Marshall in 1970, served as an assistant coach for Marshalls varsity team during the 1970-71 season and ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES
OF COURSE HE DID

Nash goes 'Gangnam Style' on bench

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash was caught doing the 'Gangman Style' dance sitting on the bench next to Steve Blake at the Staples Center during the Lakers-Rockets Sunday showdown. The Lakers beat the Rockets 119-108.  Kobe Bryant recorded his 18th triple-double with 22 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds.  "I'm a scorer, not a triple-double player," said Kobe Bryant.

Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni delays bench debut

Mike D'Antoni is postponing his debut on the Los Angeles Lakers' bench, giving the coach a few more days to recover from recent knee replacement surgery. D'Antoni was tentatively planning to take over Sunday night against Houston, a week after the Lakers hired him to replace Mike Brown. Instead, Lakers trainer Gary Vitti and D'Antoni's wife persuaded him to...

PICTURE: Jason Kidd’s “Ace-duece” headband

Early in the first quarter Jason Kidd had a wide open three-point shot that he decided to turn down in favor of his killer ball fake. The same ball fake that has worked wonders in him getting his defender in the air and drawing the foul. This time however, Kidd wasn’t as fortunate to just go to the charity stripe to knock down a few free throws. His defender corked him in the head...

Why You Always Trade for a Superstar: The Carmelo Anthony Story

The New York Knicks Gamble on Carmelo Anthony Is Paying Huge Dividends   Remember way back yonder when the New York Knicks were vilified for trading for a selfish ball hog in Carmelo Anthony? How could those knuckleheads down there think they could win with a no-d-playing, selfish, cancerous gunner? Well those days are long [...]

D'Antoni out, Bernie Bickerstaff to coach team again

Mike D'Antoni has postponed his Lakers coaching debut, still trying to recover from recent knee surgery. The duties will once again fall on Bernie Bickerstaff as interim head coach when the Lakers play the Houston Rockets on Sunday night at Staples Center. Bickerstaff previously coached the Seattle SuperSonics, Denver Nuggets, Washington BulletsWizards and Charlotte Hornets...

Lakers 119, Rockets 108

LOS ANGELES -- Mike D'Antoni still hasn't coached a game for the Los Angeles Lakers, but it's obvious he began putting a stamp on his new team after taking over seven days ago. Still mending from recent knee-replacement surgery, D'Antoni was not on the sideline Sunday when the Lakers welcomed the Houston Rockets. It didn't matter. With D'Antoni watching...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.