LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 26: Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni looks on against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 26, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Spurs defeated the Lakers 120-89.
I think he's fine with Mike D'Antoni, but I'm not really concerned if players like a coach, so I don't ask that question. Our coaches are evaluated by wins and losses.More quotes »
Advice from Kobe Bryant has made Carmelo Anthony a better player
outlook.Bryant talked to Anthony last season when he was being pelted with criticism amid Jeremy Lin 's rise and the Mike D'Antoni saga. Bryant imparted advice then and they continued talking. They had plenty of discussions during the summer at the Olympics. Read more »
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Sources: Howard felt marginalized by D'Antoni
Lakers do not yet know Dwight Howard's decision for next season, but the All-Star center made his feelings about Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni known before starting his offseason. Nearly three weeks have passed since Howard had his exit interview with the Lakers 5/20/13 from ESPN Read more »
Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni speaks highly of new Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach Phil Handy
players, a good workout guy with a great work ethic,'' D'Antoni said at the NBA combine here. "He'll do a super job for Mike, for sure.'' What exactly is the difference between a player-development coach and assistant coach? "It's more just area of responsibility,'' from Cleveland.com Read more »
Charlotte Bobcats fans want an experienced NBA coach, but are they right?
But think of all the NBA name coaches guys who pushed other teams deep in the playoffs -- who have failed of late: Mike DAntoni (New York Knicks), Avery Johnson (New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets), Byron Scott (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Flip Saunders (Washington Wizards) from Charlotte Observer Read more »
Phil Jackson Unwise to Turn Down Chance at NBA Title with Brooklyn Nets
This comes after a season in which he was nearly named the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, but was passed over for Mike D'Antoni. Even if it was to be expected, it's never easy to imagine the NBA without Jackson coaching. It appears we'll have to be from Bleacher Report Read more »
Predicting What Mike D'Antoni's Coaching Staff Should Look Like in 2013-14
to break it to you, Los Angeles Lakers fans, but Mike D'Antoni isn't going anywhere. Not yet, anyway. As much as folks in the City of Angels might prefer to see Phil Jackson back in his high chair for a third go-round for the Purple and Gold, the front office from Bleacher Report Read more »