Welcome to Lakerland, where the working motto is now: another day, another bombshell.
Just when it seemed inevitable that Phil Jackson would ride to the rescue after the Lakers shocked the NBA by firing Mike Brown five games into the season, they pulled an even more astonishing move late Monday night by hiring Mike DAntoni as coach.
The deal, for three years and 12 million with a team option for a fourth year, was first reported by the Los Angeles Times.
In any another instance, bringing in DAntoni, one of the NBAs sharpest offensive minds, to team with Steve Nash and the rest of the Lakers A-listers, would have been a great coup three weeks into the season when so few top coaches are on the market.
But coming as it did with Kobe Bryant giddy about the prospects of being reunited with Jackson and Staples Center fans breaking into We Want Phil chants during Sunday nights 103-90 victory over Sacramento this will not go over well.
Nor should it.
If the deal fell ap...