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Breaking News: Mike D’Antoni Resigns as Head Coach

As reported by Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News, Mike D’Antoni has resigned as the Los Angeles Coach, citing “insurmountable impasse” as the reason. Continue reading Breaking News: Mike D’Antoni Resigns as Head Coach

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OC Register Report of Lakers Retaining Mike D’Antoni still not Official

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Call it wishful thinking. Call it denial. What I definitely want to make sure not to call it is official.

Mark Heisler of the Orange County Register reported earlier today that he Lakers brass has made its decision and have decided not to fire Mike D’Antoni as many expected. Heisler wrote:  Continue reading OC Register Report of Lakers Retaining Mike D’Antoni still not Official

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Lakers and D’Antoni is a Marriage That Both Needs Work and Needs to Work

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In order for marriages to work it requires that both sides put in an effort to make it work. If the effort is one-sided the party that is putting in all the work will eventually grow tired of the other side’s indifference and give up; soon divorce follows.

When the Los Angeles Lakers decided to sign Mike D’Antoni as their coach they married their franchise to Mike D’Antoni and all that he brings: his philosophy, personality and system. Mike D’Antoni is currently doing what he has always done as a head coach and what should have been expected by the Lakers front office when making their decision to sign him for the next four years.
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Lakers Inching Closer to Rock Bottom After 107 – 116 Loss to Knicks

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The Knicks spoiled Mike D’Antoni’s return to MadisonSquareGarden for the first time as an opposing coach of his former team by dominating the Lakers on their way to a 116-07 win.

Carmelo was on his game early by scoring 22 points in the 1st quarter which helped build the Knicks lead to 14 after the 1st quarter. Carmelo’s hot shooting was put on ice after injuring his ankle in the 3rd quarter and leaving the game for good. His absense didnt slow down the Knicks.

The Knicks lead grew to as large as 26 at one point and the Lakers were never able to seriously put a scare into the Knicks all game long.
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Lakers Don’t Have Answers Before or After 100-94 Loss to Cavs

Another night for the Lakers to begin their turn around from slump to an upward climb to resembling that dominating team that we all expected with the additions of Super stars Dwight Howard and Steve Nash.

Last night was just another lost opportunity for the Los Angeles Lakers.

 The Los Angeles Lakers, again, looked uninspired in their 100-94 loss to the woeful Cleveland Cavilers who came in with a 4-17 record and losers of their last 5 games. Like many teams this year, the Lakers were just the medicine they needed to get things going. The Cavs got out the gates quickly by taking a 54 to 39 lead into halftime. The Lakers made a push in the 2nd half by closing the lead to 6 by the end of the 3rd quarter but they couldn’t get any closer than 3 points in the 4th.
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