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Mike D'Antoni Resigns as Lakers Coach

Mike D'Antoni. Patch file photo.
Mike D'Antoni. Patch file photo.
Originally posted at 6:34 p.m. April 30, 2014. Edited with new details.

Mike D'Antoni resigned today as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.

D'Antoni had a 67-87 record during his tenure as the Lakers' coach. He was hired by the team on Nov. 12, 2012, replacing Mike Brown. He moved to Manhattan Beach.

He previously coached the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks.

The Lakers suffered through an injury-plagued season this year, ending with a 27-55 record -- its worst mark since moving to Los Angeles in 1960.

"Given the circumstances, I don't know that anybody could have done a better job than Mike did the past two seasons," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said. "On behalf of the Lakers, we thank Mike for the work ethic, professionalism and positive attitude that he brought to the team every day. We wish him the best of luck."

--City News Service


George May 01, 2014 at 12:20 PM
He was not qualified obviously. The team sucks now without Jackson as team manager. The Lakers need a miricle because they are SO lame now. So sad! Kobe( AKA the gay hater) needs to retire.
Laura Tompkins May 01, 2014 at 12:30 PM
So true George. I was recently at a game, on the floor. Kobe was more interested in the Hilton sisters than playing the game. Sitting right behind them was annoying since Kobe was all over them. They lost. Of course. Kobe was not bothered by the loss one bit. I came to see a game & instead saw desperate flirting between non-humans.
Stuart Ebert May 01, 2014 at 05:30 PM
That Homophobe and bigot Kobe should be "banned for life." There's no place in the great and honorable NBA for such conduct.
Bob Perkins DDS May 01, 2014 at 07:22 PM
Stuart. what did Kobe say that was homophobic? I am not aware...and yes, Kobe can rape women and he is the darling of the NBA and ESPN...
desertpatriot May 02, 2014 at 09:25 PM
@stuart: if what you're saying is true, that kobe does not agree with/condone homosexual activity, why does this make him a bad person? perhaps you're overreacting by your use of the 'h' word

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