Lakers Hire Mike D’Antoni As New Coach, Phil Jackson “Stunned”

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After winning two games under interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff, The Lakers have found a permanent replacement for the ousted Mike Brown. Former Knicks and Phoenix Suns coach Mike D’Antoni will now be running the Los Angeles Lakers.

An official news conference is scheduled for Tuesday but the players were already giving their reactions to the move.

“I love PJ but I’m very excited about D’Antoni,” Kobe Bryant told ESPN early Monday.

The Black Mamba’s old coach Phil Jackson was in the running for the job and a league source said that he was “stunned” when The Lakers called to inform him that they were going with D’Antoni.

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