The Mike D’Antoni Lakers era appears to be over. ESPN is reporting he has resigned as Lakers head coach, following the team’s 27-55 season. The team had a 67-87 regular season record over his two seasons as head coach. He has not won a playoff game since leaving the Suns in 2008.
Mike D'Antoni has resigned as Lakers coach, source tells ESPN—
Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) May 01, 2014
D’Antoni was not the right fit. It’s not clear why anyone thought his brand of up tempo basketball would be the right fit. The team he was hired to coach had six rotation players over 30 and Dwight Howard coming off back surgery.
Magic Johnson summed up the Laker nation opinion on this development.
Happy days are here again! Mike D'Antoni resigns as the Lakers coach. I couldn't be happier!—
Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 01, 2014
[USA Today Sports]
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