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  1. Lakers try to name all Santa’s reindeer, end up on naughty list (VIDEO)

    Dec 16, 2013, 2:49 PM EDT

    Santas

    Nick Young and Mike D’Antoni have just moved onto somebody’s naughty list. A reporter from ABC 7 in Los Angeles decided to ask a few Lakers to name all of Santa’s nine reindeer and only Jordan Farmar came anywhere close. We’ll cut Pau Gasol some slack as in Spain Santa does come but the Three…

  2. Report: Mike D’Antoni will not return as Team USA assistant coach

    May 22, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT

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    We mentioned this in our story telling you Mike Krzyzewski will be back as head coach of Team USA for the 2016 Olympics — there might be some changes to his staff. One bit of news is in — Mike D’Antoni is out as an assistant coach, reports Marc Berman at the New York Post.…

  3. Report: D’Antoni wants to add McMillan or Gentry to staff

    May 2, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT

    Nate McMillan Mike D'Antoni

    The Lakers need to play better defense next season… unless they enjoyed how this season went. Thanks to terrible transition defense, shake perimeter defense and Dwight Howard’s back slowing him, the Lakers finished 19th in the NBA in points allowed per possession. As does everything with the Lakers right now, some of that blame is…

  4. Frustrated D’Antoni rants after Lakers blow 18-point lead

    Mar 23, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach D'Antoni yells as his team plays the Orlando Magic in NBA action in Orlando, Florida

    The Lakers are a playoff team — they remain the 8 seed in the West, in large part because the wheels have come off the Jazz. But they sure didn’t look like it in the second half Friday night. They looked like the Lakers that have frustrated fans and coaches all season — lazy defense…

  5. Referee caught telling D’Antoni, Popovich he is stalling for television (VIDEO)

    Jan 10, 2013, 8:40 AM EDT

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    Veteran referee Billy Kennedy clearly didn’t know he had a hot mic… which makes this all the better. Just let it serve as another reminder that television rules everything. EVERYTHING. Seconds after Kennedy said this the broadcast went to a commercial, but not until Mike Breen has a good “you’re not fooling anybody” moment on…

  6. Mike D’Antoni: “I shouldn’t have gone to New York”

    Nov 28, 2012, 4:32 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Mike D’Antoni — along with Steve Nash and the “seven seconds or less” Phoenix Suns — didn’t win a ring but they have changed the face of the NBA. Now you see the NBA champion Miami Heat going with a guy thought of as a forward at center (as do other teams), like the Suns…

  7. Dwyane Wade says Lakers slow start reminds him of Heat

    Nov 20, 2012, 12:40 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    Do you remember the 9-8 Miami Heat? The ones off to a slow start after putting together a superstar team (then the players doing their part to hype the expectations at a pep rally)? The ones that had national pundits calling for Erik Spoelstra to be sent packing so that legendary coach Pat Riley could…

  8. First press conference shows Mike D’Antoni near opposite of Mike Brown

    Nov 15, 2012, 6:36 PM EDT

    New Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni smiles during a media conference after practice at the Lakers' training facility in El Segundo, California

    It took about five minutes of one press conference for one thing to be very clear: Mike D’Antoni is about the polar opposite of Mike Brown. The Lakers wanted a clean break and a new direction, and they got that for sure. Brown was controlling — he was a grind-it-out guy focused on defense and…

  9. Phil Jackson says he had handshake deal that he could decide on Lakers job Monday

    Nov 12, 2012, 7:12 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant And Phil Jackson Address The Media

    Phil Jackson is telling his side of the story. Or, at least the public side of it. He released a statement Monday night that confirms part of what the Lakers have said — that this was a basketball decision not a move made because of salary, time off or other requests — but it also…

  10. Video: Dan Patrick thinks D’Antoni over Jackson not exactly smart

    Nov 12, 2012, 10:26 AM EDT

    New York Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni reacts during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden in Boston

    Dan Patrick — whose show you can see broadcast every weekday on the NBC Sports Network — says it is really this simple: The Lakers are not about winning at any cost like Magic Johnson and others have claimed because Phil Jackson was a better hire than Mike D’Antoni for the Lakers,  but instead they…

  11. Mike D’Antoni can win big as Lakers coach — if they defend

    Nov 12, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

    New York Knicks' head coach Mike D'Antoni watches a free throw by the Miami Heat during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Miami

    Mike Brown over-thought the situation. He made the Lakers offense more complex than it needed to be — when you have the Lakers’ firepower you don’t need a hybrid-Princeton offense to score a lot of points and get guys to share the ball. Brown’s new offense had the players thinking, not reacting, the result was…

  12. Phil Jackson out of picture, Mike D’Antoni signs to be Lakers new coach

    Nov 12, 2012, 3:47 AM EDT

    Mike D'Antoni

    At Staples Center Sunday night, it felt around the Lakers and their fans that anyone not named Phil Jackson as the next coach was going to be the consolation prize. If so, this is a pretty darn good one. Mike D’Antoni has signed a contract and has been announced as the Lakers new coach with…

  13. Plenty of big names available to be Lakers next coach. Here’s a list.

    Nov 9, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT

    Phil Jackson

    When the Lakers take the court Friday night to take on the banged up Golden State Warriors, Bernie Bickerstaff will coach the Los Angeles Lakers. Who will coach the team in a couple of weeks is a different question entirely. The Lakers have fired Mike Brown — when Kobe gives you a death stare it…

  14. Stoudemire says he didn’t have to learn post play with D’Antoni

    Oct 8, 2012, 11:46 AM EDT

    New York Knicks Media Day Basketball

    It’s been much discussed this summer — Amar’e Stoudemire went down to Houston to learn post moves from the master, Hakeem Olajuwon (following the pattern of a lot of big men). The idea is that it will provide him more opportunities in the Knicks offense because he’ll space out better with Carmelo Anthony. We’ll see,…

  15. Winderman: Summer shows love of the three not NBA fad

    Aug 9, 2012, 11:29 AM EDT

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    Well, this was quite unexpected, but apparently we’ve arrived in the summer of three love. It started with the Heat dropping a championship-winning barrage of 3-pointers on the Thunder in the deciding game of the NBA Finals, Mike Miller somehow displaying anguish and rapture at the same time while hobbling from arc to arc on…

  16. Mike D’Antoni as a college coach? He’d consider it.

    Jul 31, 2012, 1:52 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v New York Knicks

    It’s a little odd to look down the bench of Team USA and see Mike D’Antoni and Nate McMillan — the two well-respected NBA coaches — without jobs. And in the case of D’Antoni, he didn’t get a lot calls from NBA teams this summer. But would he coach college ball? It seems an unusual…

  17. Doc Rivers is coach players most want to play for. Stan Van Gundy, not so much

    Apr 19, 2012, 10:36 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers watches his team in Boston

    Across the board, players say they like playing for coaches who once played in the NBA. It’s not a requirement, but players feel it gives the coach an understanding of what they go through. So it shouldn’t be a shock that Doc Rivers tops Sports Illustrated’s annual poll of players on the question of coach…

  18. Mike D’Antoni wants to return to coaching next season

    Mar 19, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v New York Knicks

    Mike D’Antoni is leaving New York but he does not want to leave NBA coaching. Which isn’t really a surprise but is confirmed in a story by Marc Berman in the New York Post. But D’Antoni is not bitter he lost a power struggle with Anthony and hopes to coach next season, according to the…

  19. USA Basketball coaches suddenly have extra time to prepare for Olympics

    Mar 17, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT

    Krzyzewski & Kobe Bryant

    Jim Boeheim should be nervous. Let’s just say, I’m not betting on Syracuse next week. It’s been a tough week for three of the four coaches that will lead Team USA this summer in the 2012 Olympics in London — Mike Krzyzewski, Mike D’Antoni and Nate McMillan. Head coach Krzyzewski’s Duke Blue Devils screwed up…

  20. “Linsanity” is dead. Welcome to Woodson’s Knicks.

    Mar 16, 2012, 10:32 AM EDT

    Jeremy Lin, Mike Woodson

    When Mike Woodson was the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, his offense was nicknamed “iso Joe” for all the times Joe Johnson was given the ball in isolation. Josh Smith got to shoot a lot of jumpers that way, too. That is music to Carmelo Anthony’s ears. Mike Woodson knows what side his bread…

  21. Report: D’Antoni wanted to trade ‘Melo for Deron Williams

    Mar 14, 2012, 5:04 PM EDT

    New Jersey Nets v New York Knicks

    We know that now-former New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni and team owner James Dolan met Wednesday morning and came out of that meeting deciding to resign because of differences in how they saw the future of the organization. Those differences were major — D’Antoni wanted to trade Carmelo Anthony to the Nets for Deron…

  22. Mike D’Antoni resigns as coach of New York Knicks

    Mar 14, 2012, 2:21 PM EDT

    Mike D'Antoni

    Something had to give with the Knicks, and it was coach Mike D’Antoni. He has resigned as coach of the New York Knicks, something first reported  by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo and since confirmed by multiple sources. The two sides described a conflicting vision of the future of the franchise and made a mutual decision…

  23. Anthony denies he wants to be traded from Knicks; Jerry Sloan as coach?

    Mar 14, 2012, 12:53 PM EDT

    Brandon Bass, Carmelo Anthony

    As you knew was coming, Carmelo Anthony and his camp are denying the report that he want to be traded from the Knicks. And while he’s at it ‘Melo wants you to know he is all good with Mike D’Antoni. Here is the quote, via the Associated Press. But Anthony calls the report (he wanted…

  24. D’Antoni on way out? Trade ‘Melo? Welcome to Knicks implosion.

    Mar 14, 2012, 10:11 AM EDT

    New York Knicks v Washington Wizards

    It was just more than a year ago, near the trade deadline, when the Knicks — specifically owner James Dolan — decided to trade away key players who kind of fit Mike D’Antoni’s offensive system to get Carmelo Anthony immediately. Couldn’t wait until the off-season, it had to happen right then. Following that up, last…

  25. The New York Knicks and a partisan divide

    Mar 11, 2012, 5:03 PM EDT

    New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin and Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony looks on against the Atlanta Hawks in the second quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York

    The New York Knicks lost their fifth straight Sunday, falling 106-94 to the Philadelphia Sixers in a game where the Sixers largely toyed with the Knicks for the fourth quarter. It’s not a surprise, downing sub-.500 teams by double-digits is kind of what Philly does this season. That’s their bread and butter. But of course,…

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