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Mike D'Antoni resigns as Lakers coach

Mike D'Antoni resigned Wednesday as the Lakers' coach, ending a tumultuous two-year run with the team and putting a finishing touch on one of their worst seasons ever. D'Antoni had one more guaranteed year for $4 million but was dismayed when the Lakers declined to pick up his option for the 2015-16 season at another $4 million. Veterans Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol disliked his small-ball approach, leading to some disharmony in the locker room as the Lakers were 27-55 and set the franchise record for most losses. The Lakers' coaching search will be "completely wide open," but they are not expected to have a new coach in place by the May 20 draft lottery,...