The Early Lead: Mike D'Antoni


Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Jeanie Buss “stunned” that Jim Buss didn’t hire Phil Jackson

Bad feelings linger over Jim Buss’s decision to go with Mike Da’Antoni.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:29 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jeanie Buss, Jim Buss, Mike D'Antoni, NBA, Phil Jackson

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 01/10/2013

Lakers turmoil continues; could they miss the playoffs?

Playoffs? Playoffs??? The team slips to its fifth straight loss and a 15-20 record.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:36 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Mike D'Antoni, NBA, Steve Nash

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Kobe Bryant frustrated at Lakers "finding ways to lose"

There's no love from Magic Johnson or, at this point, anyone else for a Lakers team that is foundering.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:39 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Mike D'Antoni

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Mike D'Antoni is 1-0 as Los Angeles Lakers coach

Mike D'Antoni makes his debut and the Los Angeles Lakers win with a performance that isn't his usual style.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:21 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Mike D'Antoni

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Mike D'Antoni to make Lakers debut tonight

Mike D'Antoni says he'll coach his first game with the Los Angeles Lakers tonight against the Brooklyn Nets.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:57 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Lakers, Mike D'Antoni

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Mike D'Antoni will make Lakers debut Tuesday, report says

Mike D'Antoni has had a delayed debut as Los Angeles Lakers' coach because he's recovering from knee-replacement surgery.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:13 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, Mike D'Antoni

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Lakers new coach is happy, but what about Phil Jackson?

Mike D'Antoni isn't saying much about how and why he got the Lakers' job over Phil Jackson.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:15 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Lakers, Mike D'Antoni, New York Knicks