This changes everything.
Source: Mike D'Antoni will be the next coach of the Lakers. Not Phil Jackson.— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) November 12, 2012
Now, not to diminish Brown's abilities as a coach or Jackson's reputation, but this was a genius move by the Lakers organization.
Not only are they free from the shackles that became the Princeton blueprint, but the team doesn't have to worry about its head coach not making road trips and engaging in a power struggle with the front office.
Oh, and not to mention that D'Antoni's free-flowing offense will finally help Los Angeles realize—and subsequently actualize—its true potential as a powerhouse and conceivable dynasty.
But what does that mean for the Lakers' title chances? And how does their movement impact the championship picture for the rest of the NBA?
Let's find out.