Realistic Expectations for Mike D'Antoni's First Week with the Lakers

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Realistic Expectations for Mike D'Antoni's First Week with the Lakers
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The Mike D'Antoni Lakers era didn't start on Sunday night against the Houston Rockets as we assumed it would, giving us some more time to contemplate just what the offensive-minded coach will do with Los Angeles. 

Rather than give a grand plan as to what D'Antoni is going to do with this team all the way through to the playoffs, I'm going to take a look at what to expect in his first week as head coach. 

Whenever D'Antoni decides to grace the sidelines, the Lakers will still be without Steve Nash, so what we'll see in the first week of his tenure is going to be way different in the coming weeks and months of the season. 

That said, here and a handful of realistic expectations. 

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