Mike D'Antoni is not Phil Jackson. But he is no slouch, either. From the short-term look of it, anyone not named Mike Brown at the helm is a plus for the Los Angeles Lakers.
With the talent the Los Angeles Lakers have, D'Antoni, who is known for his up-tempo style, will be able to feature plenty of interesting combinations to play numerous styles of basketball.
Not just shoot in seven seconds or less.
Expect him to feature Dwight Howard, Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant heavily early on, as he is familiar with the three of them having coached them all at one point. Well, there's that reason, and the fact that they are his best players.
Jordan Hill and, dare I say, Chris Duhon may become bigger factors as well based off their prior working experience with D'Antoni.
D'Antoni has a unique roster he can use to mix things up. Here is how he might utilize his new lineups.