Originally posted on Laker Nation  |  Last updated 11/12/12

Photo by Rob Carr | Getty ImagesAs reported by Mike Bresnahan of the LA Times, Mike D’Antoni has signed a 4 year deal to be the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. #bbpBox_267894975583375361 a{text-decoration:none;color:#0084B4}#bbpBox_267894975583375361 a:hover{text-decoration:underline}Source: Mike D'Antoni will be the next coach of the Lakers. Not Phil Jackson.about 6 hours ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@Mike_BresnahanMike BresnahanWe all heard the rumors that the coaching job was Phil Jackson’s to lose but reports are spreading that Jackson’s coaching demands were too high for the Lakers to agree to.This reunites Steve Nash and Mike D’Antoni from their Phoenix Suns days. Kobe Bryant also looked up to D’Antoni as a child watching him play in Italian leagues. Nash stated the transition will be seamless for him and will be very easy for the rest of the team to pick up the transition of head coaches.Laker spokesman John Black: “Dr. Buss, Jim Buss and Mitch were unanimous that Mike D’Antoni was the best coach for the team at this time.” #bbpBox_267909724404600832 a{text-decoration:none;color:#0084B4}#bbpBox_267909724404600832 a:hover{text-decoration:underline}The Lakers will officially introduce Mike D'Antoni at a news conference as early as Tuesday but more likely later in the week.about 5 hours ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@Mike_BresnahanMike BresnahanThe deal is reported for $12M/3 years with the fourth year as a team option.Marc Spears has also confirmed reports that Mike D’Antoni has been hired.

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