L.A. Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni's Smartest Moves of the Season

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L.A. Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni's Smartest Moves of the Season
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Mike D'Antoni hasn't lost all of his ability to coach.

It's not easy being Mike D'Antoni.

The head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers has had his tactics and philosophy more meticulously scrutinized than any other head man in the league.

He's had to bear the brunt of the blame for the Lakers' shocking underachievement this season, especially after being anointed the savior when he was hired less than 10 games into the season.

While he has justifiably taken a lot of heat (the Lakers still don't defend with enough vigor or even common sense), D'Antoni has gotten some things right.

What are those things? Let's take a look at his five best moves this year. 

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