Mitch Kupchak

Phil Jackson and Mike D'Antoni. Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hartnett: D’Antoni Hire Makes Little Sense For Lakers

Now that the dust has settled, the Lakers’ decision to hire Mike D’Antoni over proven winner Phil Jackson isn’t any less shocking.

11/13/2012

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Lakers Pass On Phil Jackson, Hire Ex-Knicks Coach Mike D’Antoni

D’Antoni’s reputation as an innovative coach wasn’t helped by his tenure in New York. Now he has a chance to rebound in Los Angeles.

11/12/2012

Steve Nash is introduced to the Los Angeles Lakers by General Manager Mitch Kupchak during a press conference on July 11, 2012. Copyright NBAE 2012 (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hartnett: Nash Makes The Universally Hated Lakers Likable

Newest recruit Steve Nash makes the universally hated Lakers instantly more-likeable.

07/12/2012