Mike D'Antoni

Is D'Antoni the right choice for Lakers?

Yes, if they give him time Brian Schmitz Orlando Sentinel Yes, Mike Apostrophe certainly is —for two reasons. 1. D'Antoni is now the Lakers coach because Phil Jackson didn't want the job that badly; 2. Kobe Bryant likes him. Hard to believe Jackson wouldn't want to lead another loaded team. Then again, he wanted to coach and run the Lakers in his spare time, and at a high salary. When Jackson was flirting with the Magic, word was he wanted a piece of the franchise. He apparently didn't want to attend all of L.A.'s road games. A heir apparent would handle those. The Lakers don't need a Home and Away coach. D'Antoni knows offense and has Dwight...