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Mike D'Antoni on Getting Chance to Coach Lakers: 'Are You Serious?'

In the hours since news broke that the Los Angeles Lakers had hired Mike D'Antoni as their new head coach, interestingly enough, more attention's been paid to the man who didn't get the gig — Phil Jackson, the most decorated head coach in NBA history, whom many presumed would walk gingerly back into the Staples Center, plop down on his stack of seat cushions, whistle and throw up the Triangle, and promptly lead $100 million worth of talent to his 12th title ring. As we learned early Monday morning, it didn't play out that way — Yahoo! Sports NBA columnist Adrian Wojnarowski has the details on why — and responsibility for delivering the Lakers' 17th NBA title now falls to D'Antoni, the former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks head coach.

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