Blog Posts - Mike D'antoni



Los Angels Lakers coach Scott should bring back to top

Byron Scott is Monday (local time) as the new head coach of the Los Angels Lakers. The former player of basketball follows Mike D’Antoni, who after last season decided to deliver his contract. The Lakers...
by VidTrigger.Com on Aug 6, 2014

Mike D’Antoni resigns as Lakers head coach

D'Antoni's rough tenure as Lakers head coach finally came to an end Wednesday.
by Los That Sports Blog. on May 1, 2014

Lakers reportedly leaning towards firing Mike D’Antoni following 2013-2014 season

Tweet The Los Angeles Lakers are wrapping up one of the worst seasons in franchise history, which could lead ot the dismissal of the head coach many fans never bought into in the first place. According to a report from...... Read More »...
by Los That Sports Blog. on Apr 9, 2014

Mike D’Antoni to discouraged Lakers fans: find a new team

Tweet Most analysts projected the Los Angeles Lakers to struggle this season, but don’t tell that to Laker fans, who always expect the team to be one of the best in the NBA, no matter how unrealistic that may be...... Read More »...
by Los That Sports Blog. on Dec 24, 2013

D’Antoni rips Gasol’s lack of effort

Tweet Earlier Friday, we reported that Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol was unhappy with his usage in Mike D’Antoni’s offense, claiming that his lack of post touches leads him to play less aggressively than usual. D’Antoni is no...
by Los That Sports Blog. on Dec 13, 2013

Pau Gasol again sounds frustrated with D’Antoni’s offense

Tweet The silver lining of Dwight Howard slighting the Los Angeles Lakers for the Rockets was that Pau Gasol was supposed to flourish with a move to his more natural position as center, but apparently that hasn’t been the case....... Read More...
by Los That Sports Blog. on Dec 13, 2013

Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni: It’s great to beat Dwight Howard

The Los Angels Lakers let a 19-point lead slip but then rallied to beat Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets, 99-98, in front of a stunned Toyota Center crowd. Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni implemented the “Hack-a-Howard” defense down...
by Sports-Glory on Nov 8, 2013

Dwight Howard says he asked Lakers to hire Phil Jackson over Mike D’Antoni last season

Tweet Dwight Howard took all of the headlines for a few hours on Friday night as the Dwightmare finally came to an end with Howard choosing to sign with the Houston Rockets and spurning the Los Angeles Lakers in the process. In his first full intervi...
by Los That Sports Blog. on Jul 6, 2013

Phil Jackson says he laughed when the Lakers hired Mike D’Antoni

Tweet Remember early in the 2012-2013 season when the Los Angeles Lakers flirted with the idea of re-hiring legendary head coach Phil Jackson but instead decided to go with Mike D’Antoni and how comical the whole ordeal was? Well apparently Jac...
by Los That Sports Blog. on May 22, 2013

Dwight Howard reportedly expressed displeasure with Mike D’Antoni to Mitch Kupchak

Tweet Here we go again… according to a report from Dave McMenamin, Los Angeles Lakers pending free agent center Dwight Howard expressed to GM Mitch Kupchak his unhappiness playing for head coach Mike D’Antoni during the season, saying he...
by Los That Sports Blog. on May 21, 2013

The NBA: Yo, Buss. Trade Pau – NOW!

All you really need to know is that the LA Lakers are doing almost as bad as the Sacramento-but-soon-to-be-Seattle Kings. That should be enough to send shivers down any Laker fan’s spine. And since I’m a fan of Pau Gasol, I want Jerry Buss to...
by Hoop Nut on Jan 24, 2013

Lakers held team meeting Wednesday where Kobe confronted Dwight Howard about playing together

Tweet With things already looking bleak for the 17-24 Los Angeles Lakers, the team reportedly held a meeting before shootaround Wednesday to hash out some of their issues per the L.A. Times. During the meeting, players were asked to speak up, with Ko...
by Los That Sports Blog. on Jan 23, 2013

Video: Phil Jackson doesn’t think Lakers can win a title this season

Tweet Let’s do a quick recap: the storied Los Angeles Lakers are a disappointing 9-13 so far this season, despite bringing in Dwight Howard, Steve Nash (currently injured) and hiring head coach Mike D’Antoni instead of the legendary Phil...
by Los That Sports Blog. on Dec 13, 2012

Video: Mike D’Antoni goes off on reporter

Tweet The Lakers suffered their 13th in 22 games this season to the Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday night, a disappointing start for a franchise of the Lakers’ caliber. After the game, head coach Mike D’Antoni became visibly agitated with que...
by Los That Sports Blog. on Dec 12, 2012

Mike D'Antoni arrives in LA to take over as Lakers coach

Shawn Marion, fiercely proud and a little defensive, was fond of telling reporters during the height of the Seven Seconds or Less Era in Phoenix that. included the decision not to retain Jeremy Lin and the team's league-best 5-0 start to the 2012...

Mike D'Antoni arrives in LA to take over as Lakers coach

The Los Angeles Lakers will no longer be searching for a new coach when they take the floor Tuesday night, but their newest employee won't be on the bench quite yet. LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers hired Mike D'Antoni late Sunday...

Mike D'Antoni arrives in LA to take over as Lakers coach

Wednesday's Google+ Hangout featured Lakers writer Mike Bresnahan and Clippers writer Brad Turner discussing the two teams, with a focus on the recent hiring of Mike D'Antoni to coach the Suns. Do the Lakers need to win the Finals to …...

Mike D'Antoni arrives in LA to take over as Lakers coach

Mike D'Antoni will need to make some adjustments to fit the personnel of his new team. We analyze four areas where he must compromise his "Seven Seconds or Less" ethos to fit his existing talent. Every morning, the fine folks … Con...

Mike D'Antoni's likable enough; time will tell if he's good enough

So here I am, the Welcome Wagon, the first media guy in Los Angeles talking to Mike D'Antoni and he's not quitting. I thought I would be spending the day genuflecting in front of the Zen Master again, but by the time I'm finished with...

D'Antoni Surprised

The former Knicks and Suns coach has signed a three-year, $12-million deal after the team passed on the expensive demands of Phil Jackson. D'Antoni's Suns Flunked Finals. Mike D'Antoni finished first or second in the West from 2004-07...


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