published Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Los Angeles Lakers confirm that coach Mike D'Antoni has resigned

  • photo
    Los Angeles head coach Mike D'Antoni gestures during an NBA basketball game in this April 16, 2014, photo.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni has resigned after less than two seasons on the job.

Lakers spokesman John Black confirmed D'Antoni's resignation Wednesday night.

D'Antoni went 67-87 after taking over the Lakers early in the 2012-13 season, replacing the fired Mike Brown.

The injury-plagued Lakers were 27-55 this season, their worst campaign in more than 50 years. Los Angeles missed the playoffs for only the third time in 38 years.

D'Antoni had one year left on his contract, but wanted the Lakers to pick up his option year for 2015-16 to have any chance of success. The Lakers apparently refused, leading to D'Antoni's resignation.

D'Antoni also coached the Phoenix Suns and the New York Knicks.

about Associated Press...

The Associated Press

Other National Articles

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »

advertisement
advertisement

Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.