Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/18/12
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 earned a Masters degree in Principles of Guidance from Marshall in 1972. DAntoni was later inducted into the Marshall University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1990.
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