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Mike D’Antoni To Sign 4-Year Deal To Be New Lakers Coach

 

Mike D'AntoniReports saying Mike D’Antoni will be returning to coaching to lead the Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers  will make Mike D’Antoni their next head coach to replace Mike Brown reports sources from the LA Times close to the situation.

This weekend talks were very close with former Lakers coach Phil Jackson but it was reported that Jackson wanted salary close to what he was making in his last stint with the Lakers which was around 10 to 15 million. Jackson was also asking to limit his travel with the team and was looking for an interest in owning a percentage of the team.

D’Antoni last coached the New York Knicks and this pass summer was one of the coaches of the USA Olympic Basketball team in London this summer. D’Antoni career record as a coach is 388 wins, 339 losses and won coach of the year in 2004-05 season. He will be reunited with his former point guard Steve Nash who played for D’Antoni in Phoenix  for the Suns. The Los Angeles Lakers will make an announcement on the signing later today.

Update 12:31am 11/12/12: We just got official word that Mike D’Antoni is hired as the next coach of the Los Angeles Lakers

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Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography. Member of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.

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