D’Antoni Wants to Avoid Being ‘Sideshow’
Mike D’Antoni postponed his debut on the Los Angeles Lakers’ bench for at least another game Sunday night, giving the coach a few more days to recover from recent knee replacement surgery.
D’Antoni tentatively planned to take over when the Lakers hosted Houston, exactly a week after the Lakers hired him to replace Mike Brown. Instead, Lakers trainer Gary Vitti and D’Antoni’s wife persuaded him to wait until he can move around a bit better on his new knee.
”I’m anxious to get out there and ready to go, but I don’t want to be a sideshow,” D’Antoni said.
via Associated Press