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Mike D’Antoni Resigned As The Lakers’ Coach Wednesday

executive producer, Jianyu Zhao |
May 1, 2014 | 11:15 a.m. PDT

Matt Hickey
Matt Hickey
Mike D’Antoni stepped down as the Lakers’ coach Wednesday, after a record of 27-55 last season, which was on elf their worst seasons ever.

Both players and the managers were unsatisfied with D’Antoni’s approach. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol disputed his small-ball tactic. And Magic Johnson, an unpaid Lakers vice president, expressed his ecstasy on Twitter, saying “I couldn’t be happier!”

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On the other hand, James Worthy,the Lakers’ broadcast partner, will represent the Lakers at the draft lottery day.

Read more at James Worthy to represent Lakers at next month’s draft lottery.


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