Double Dribble

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Mike D'Antoni: 'The natural choice was Phil'

Mike D'Antoni reacts as he speaks at a

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As former Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni gets set to take the reigns of the Los Angeles Lakers in his first game as their head coach tonight against the Phoenix Suns, he admitted he was surprised he got the job.

On WFAN today with Mike Francesa, D'Antoni said he thought the gig would go to former Lakers coach Phil Jackson.

"The natural choice was Phil, and I kind of thought he would...

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