Best Options to Replace Mike D'Antoni as Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach

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Best Options to Replace Mike D'Antoni as Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach
Eric Gay/Associated Press

Mike D'Antoni's two-year stint as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers came to an abrupt end on Wednesday evening, as the team announced via their official website that he had resigned from the position.

General manager Mitch Kupchak was effusive in his praise of the outgoing coach, but make no mistake: This had to happen. D'Antoni had clearly worn out his welcome in L.A., as Lakers legend Magic Johnson demonstrated with his post-resignation "Happy days are here again!" tweet.

Perhaps Magic should calm himself just a tad. This is still a roster composed primarily of an aging, injury-plagued star in Kobe Bryant, a high 2014 draft pick and cap space. The Lakers' front office will need to strike gold on the coaching market if the team is compete in the near future.

So let's take a look at the coaches who might suit the Lakers.

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