Kupchak says D’Antoni is great fit
The Los Angeles Lakers have released a statement from general manager Mitch Kupchak on the hiring of Mike D’Antoni as their coach.
“After speaking with several excellent and well-respected coaching candidates, Dr.Buss, Jim and I all agreed that Mike was the right person at this time to lead the Lakers forward,” Kupchak said. “Knowing his style of play and given the current make-up of our roster, we feel Mike is a great fit, are excited to have him as our next head coach and hope he will help our team reach its full potential.”
D’Antoni has an overall coaching record of 388-339 (.534) in 10 seasons with Denver, Phoenix and New York and he is the 24th coach in Lakers history.