Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 7/29/13

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06: Head coach Phil Jackson and assistant coach Kurt Rambis of the Los Angels Lakers talk during arrivals for the USA TODAY Hollywood Hero honoring Magic Johnson at the Beverly Hills Hotel on May 6, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for USA Today)
The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Kurt Rambis and Johnny Davis as assistant coaches, GM Mitch Kupchak announced on Monday. The pair will join Lakers assistant coach Dan D'Antoni, who returns from last season, as well as Mark Madsen and Larry Lewis, who were hired earlier as player development coaches. "Kurt and Johnny bring many years of NBA experience both as coaches and as former players to this team," said Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni. "Kurt is a great basketball mind, extremely good at working with big men and his experience as a head coach in this league is going to prove very helpful to our staff. Johnny is a two-time NBA head coach with years of experience playing as well as coaching in this league. The vast array of NBA knowledge he brings to the table will be invaluable to us." Rambis previously served three stints with the Lakers as an assistant coach, first from 1994-1999, before taking over as head coach 13 games into the 1998-99 season. He tied a then-NBA record w...
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