Mike D’Antonio is the new appointed as the new coach of Lakers

After firing Mike Brown on Friday, Lakers have appointed Mike D’Antoni without taking consent from Phil Jackson. Official confirmation of the incident took place through the statement of Laker’s spokesperson to that effect on Monday Morning. The contract signed by Mike D’Antoni is multi year contract. Most likely a press conference from Team Lakers might take place on either Tuesday or Wednesday where further details about the contracted would be announced.

The news was first broke out by Los Angeles Times. Sports Illustrated was told by Black that Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss, Executive Vice President Jim Buss and General Manager Mitch Kupchak were all in favor of the decision. According to a source of Sports Illustrated Phil Jackson was “Asking for the moon” to renew his contract with Lakers and resultantly got fired. The Terms of Mike D’Antonio’s contract state it to be a 3 years contract for $12Mn. The option of another year as coach rests in the hands of team management.

The fact that the contract is going to be a four year term is also reported by Associated Press and their source happens to Mike D’Antonio’s agent Warren LeGarie.

Source: Sports Illustrated

Photos: Getty Images, Vibe

Published by Bhavesh Kumar

A multi-talented professional with diverse experience spanning across Advanced statistical analysis,Python programming with NumPy, pandas, matplotlib, Seaborn, Tableau, Machine Learning with stats models and scikit-learn, Deep learning with TensorFlow, journalism (digital and broadcast), management consultancy and documentary filmmaking. Worked for the leading international news agencies on feature stories, videography, scripting, programming and editing broadcast news. A creative and analytical mindset focused on executing new-age strategic communication initiatives with all its corresponding elements (clear and coherently written key messages, marketing strategy and predictive analytics) to ensure effective target audience impressions. Also, worked on several primary and secondary market research projects (Market Feasibility Study) for businesses looking for actionable insights.

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