Knicks former head coach Mike D’Antoni has been hired by the LA Lakers.
Many are shocked that the Lakes went with D’Antoni over Jackson who has won LA many championships.
A league source said D’Antoni has a three-year deal worth $12 million and that the fourth year is a club option.
The deal was signed around 11:30 p.m. PT Sunday night, a source close to the situation told ESPN. Sources confirmed a Los Angeles Times report that D’Antoni quickly agreed to coach the Lakers after L.A.’s weekend of negotiations to bring back Phil Jackson broke down
Lakers plan to have a news conference tomorrow and Kobe Bryant says he is ‘very excited’ about having D’Antoni as his coach. Steve Nash has had experience with D’Antoni when he played for the Suns.