Howard Excited for Offensive-Minded Coach
With the hiring of Mike D’Antoni complete, the Los Angeles Lakers now have had as many head coaches (three) as they have wins through the first seven games of the season.
However, Dwight Howard said after practice Monday that the turbulent times and 3-4 early record will only benefit the Lakers in the long run.
It’s also a good sign for Lakers’ management that Howard publicly signed off on D’Antoni’s hiring Monday, even though the All-Star center said he wasn’t consulted about the decision over the weekend.
“We’re excited for D’Antoni and an up-paced offense,” Howard said. “Everything he’s done with the teams he’s had as far as how they pushed the ball and how they play in an open court, I think it will be good for Steve (Nash) and for all of us to put some points on the board.”
“You got guys on this team who love to play defense and he’s an offensive coach, so I think we’ll find a balance,” Howard said.