Lakers GM Kupchak Says Team Wanted D'Antoni, Didn't Think Jackson Would Want Job

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Lakers GM Kupchak Says Team Wanted D'Antoni, Didn't Think Jackson Would Want Job
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Phil Jackson was under the impression that the Lakers job was his if he wanted it — and it wasn’t just his impression. Mike D’Antoni thought it was Jackson’s job, everyone around the Lakers thought it was Jackson’s job, and Lakers fans thought it was Jackson’s job.

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