New L.A. Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni
Though crowds chanted his name and speculation ran rampant, the Zen Master, Phil Jackson will not be rejoining the Los Angeles as head coach; instead, the organization has hired veteran coach Mike D’Antoni to replace coach Mike Brown who lead the team to 1-4 before he was fired on Friday, reports the Los Angeles Times.
According to agent Warren LeGarie, D’Antoni signed a 3-year, $12 million dollar deal.
“Obviously I think everyone knows how much I love Mike,” said Nash last week. “If [D'Antoni] were to coach, it would be seamless and terrific for me, and I think the team as well.”