News broke late Sunday evening that
Most people had assumed that
So the Lakers went with D'Antoni, who has five playoff appearances as a head coach but has never been to the
Of course, the Twitter world reacted strongly to the news.
Tweeted @RealSkipBayless: "Mike Brown was a better fit for these Lakers than Mike D'Antoni will be with his Nash-based "7 seconds or less" offense.
Wrote @teamziller: "I always knew Mike D'Antoni couldn't resist coaching
Tweeted @TaseenShamim: "i honestly think mike d antoni was the worst pick for the lakers, there goes their future"
Wrote @LIANNEWIJANGCO: "Mike D'Antoni? He was coo '06/'07 when Nash played for him in the Suns. No defense but he knows how to score. Not Phil Jackson but its good"
Tweeted @H3AtW0rLD: "picking D'Antoni over Phil Jackson is like picking Mike Beasley over
Wrote @AlmaSivic: "I wake up to find out that the Lakers hired Mike D'antoni over Phil Jackson. NOT A GOOD DAY ALREADY."
But so far, the people who truly have to believe in D'Antoni are supporting the Laker brass' decision.
The players, that is.
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