Mike D'Antoni

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Lakers Spurn Phil Jackson, Hire Mike D'Antoni

Jackson reportedly 'stunned'

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Lakers hired Mike D'Antoni (formerly of the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks) as their new head coach last night, passing over longtime on-again off-again coach Phil Jackson. D'Antoni signed a three-year, $12 million deal around 11:30 last night. Jackson was ready to take... More »

Under New Coach, Linsanity Might Be Over

Knicks' new leader favors defense over offense, says NYT writer

(Newser) - With the New York Knicks changing from being coached by the offense-minded, freewheeling Mike D'Antoni to the defense-first, old-school Mike Woodson, there's one undeniable conclusion—"it's the end of Linsanity as we know it," writes Howard Beck in the New York Times . Woodson is certain... More »

Knicks Introduce D'Antoni as New Coach

(Newser) - Mike D'Antoni is bringing his high-scoring brand of basketball to a Knicks team that seems ill-suited to run it. No matter. The former Phoenix Suns coach figures he'll come up with something that works. "I will adapt what I do. Now I like to play fast, move the ball... More »

D'Antoni Accepts Knicks Coaching Offer

Former Suns boss will take over for fired Isiah Thomas

(Newser) - Mike D'Antoni has agreed to coach the New York Knicks, bringing his entertaining offensive style from the Phoenix Suns to a team coming off one of the worst seasons in franchise history. The Knicks released a statement last night saying they had agreed in principle with D'Antoni and that a... More »

Suns Allow Coach D'Antoni to Talk to Other Teams

Phoenix wants to keep coach with team

(Newser) - The Phoenix Suns granted permission for coach Mike D'Antoni to talk to other teams, with the Chicago Bulls and the New York Knicks apparently the leading suitors. General manager Steve Kerr confirmed Monday that D'Antoni can speak with other NBA teams about coaching vacancies but indicated he still wants to... More »

With Bell Back, Suns Slip Past Magic, 110-106

Phoenix's bench is just three men deep in much-needed win

(Newser) - The Phoenix Suns ended a two-game skid with last night's 110-106 victory over the better team from Florida, in part thanks to the return of Raja Bell. Bell drained four threes and ended with 20 points to help keep Phoenix on top despite Dwight Howard's boggling 30 points and 23... More »

Suns Drop Lakers to 7th In West

Bell’s hot shooting sets up possible playoff rematch

(Newser) - Phoenix Suns keep rolling through the regular season, with their Sunday win against the Los Angeles Lakers setting up a possible rematch of last year’s first-round playoff series. Raja Bell hit all six of his three point attempts en route to 22 points as the Suns won 115-107. More »

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