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Nash is super excited to have Coach D’Antoni on his squad again. He took some questions from reporters about the acquisition and had the following to say on the topic:
“I never would’ve predicted him being here as we get a chance to work together again, especially here with this team. I’m thrilled, but definitely shocked as well. I didn’t see it coming. Everything has happened so fast.”
“Well I mean, of course. In some ways, I thought it was Phil, and so I was geared up for that, and excited in a totally different respect because of his experience and success, and particularly here with this organization. That would have been a whole different circumstance that I would’ve been excited for as well. But I’m back with Mike and thrilled.”
“Yeah, I think he’ll adapt. I think that’s one of Mike’s strengths, is that he’s a thinker and that he’s willing to adapt. He’s great in-game, and I think he’s also great going back and looking over a game, looking over a month and saying, ‘Look, I think this will help our team,’ and shifting toward something that suits the parts. That’s just one of the things that I think he’s terrific at and a strength of his. You know, I’m sure he’ll adjust to the group. I’m sure there will be a lot of familiarity with the old Mike teams, but at the same time we’ll adjust somewhere to the natural place where this team is going to succeed.”
BEST OF MAXIM
Steve Nash will soon be reunited with Mike D'Antoni, his former coach while the two were in Phoenix. Nash and D'Antoni had a lot of success with the Suns, but no championships of course. They both hope to change that with the Los Angeles Lakers, but Nash has to return to action first. He spoke with reporters yesterday and gave an idea of when he may return.According...
Mike D'Antoni is already making his mark on the Los Angeles Lakers, but it doesn't look like he'll be ready for his debut on the Staples Center sidelines for a few more days.
As long as Kobe Bryant's there, the Lakers may not have too much trouble.
Bryant has averaged 42.0 points in his last three home games against the Phoenix Suns, who have lost seven of eight...
Will Nash-D'Antoni reunion unleash Lakers' full potential?
I really have no idea. The entire situation in LA is pretty stunning. I’m not surprised they got rid of Mike Brown, as his pathetic offense seemed like a poor fit for a team Steve Nash. Nash flourished under Mike D’Antoni, but he was younger at the time and they never won anything. Meanwhile the Lakers decided not to bring back the best coach in NBA history – Phil Jackson....
Steve Nash (Out)
Nash (leg) will not play Friday against the Suns and only has a small chance to play Sunday against the Rockets, according to the LA Times.
Steve Blake (Day-To-Day)
Blake (abdominal strain) is uncertain of when he’ll return to action, according to the LA Daily News.
Jordan Hill (Day-To-Day)
Hill sprained his right wrist in Tuesday’s loss to the Spurs, but is...
The San Antonio Spurs (6-1) will take on the new-look Los Angeles Lakers (3-4) in Los Angeles who haven't gotten off to good start. Aside from adding Steve Nash and Dwight Howard to the mix, the Lakers went through a coaching change firing former Spurs assistant coach Mike Brown and added Mike D'Antoni. Needless to say, this Lakers team will need a bit more time to get some...
The San Antonio Spurs face the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time Tuesday night. Aside from being the two dominant teams in the post Jordan NBA, the two teams don't have a ton in common and the Spurs fan base doesn't really like the Lakers franchise. Spurs fans specifically hate this Lakers team because of the hype that came with it once Steve Nash and Dwight Howard...
LOS ANGELES -- "Brown is a good coach 314 regular-season wins don't lie. He actually has a full season this year to show it. Let him."
I wrote that at the end of last week's "Three Thoughts"; I didn't know it was also going to be the end of Mike Brown.
I still stand by what I wroteMike Brown is a good coach.
He's just not the right coach for...
New Lakers coach, Mike D’Antoni, held his first practice on Thursday a day after arriving in L.A. Still on crutches due to a recent knee replacement surgery, D’Antoni was seen catching up with Steve Nash and sharing a laugh with Dwight Howard and Jordan Hill. Of course the biggest issue was how D’Antoni would interact with Kobe [...]
Mike D'Antoni is burdened with bringing the 2013 Los Angeles Lakers to a place based off of expectations rather than the realistic capabilities of this particular group of guys.
The NBA’s most fascinating team made a drastic change earlier this week and now they take their rightful place as…well still the league’s most fascinating team. The change I’m of course referring...
The Los Angeles Lakers announced Nov. 11 that they have hired Mike D’Antoni to take over the NBA club’s head coaching duties. D’Antoni takes over from Mike Brown, who was fired on Nov. 9. The move came as a bit of a surprise to many Lakers fans who were almost certain the team was going to rehire 67-year-old former coach Phil Jackson to take over the squad for the third time...