ESPN's Chris Broussard wants Mike D'Antoni fired


ESPN’s Chris Broussard wants Mike D’Antoni fired


via ESPN:



In a recent article published by Chris Broussard, he wrote that he like D’Antoni but just doesn’t think he’s been a fit for LA with Dwight and Pau Gasol.

I hate to say this because I like Mike D’Antoni. He’s a nice, personable guy who, as he proved with the Phoenix Suns, can be a very successful NBA coach given the right personnel.

But with the Los Angeles Lakers, he doesn’t have the right personnel. He has great personnel — the best center in the league, one of the best power forwards in the league, an all-time great shooting guard and a terrific, albeit older, playmaking point guard — but it’s personnel that fits neither his coaching philosophy nor his coaching strategy.

It has been a disaster from day one, or maybe we should say night one, when a bum fax machine stalled contract negotiations between D’Antoni and the Lakers in November. Regardless of the lineup — whether Steve Nash has played or not, whether Dwight Howard has played or not, whether Pau Gasol has played or not — D’Antoni and these Lakers have been a terrible fit.

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