NBA | Lakers Hire Mike D’Antoni Over Phil Jackson For Head Coach Position

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.

ESPN reports:

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.

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