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Will Lakers regret D'Antoni hire?

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07:59 AM ET 11.13 | For some, the machinations that churned Sunday night to land Mike D'Antoni in Los Angeles aren't sitting well. [Coming as it did] this will not go over well. Nor should it. If the deal fell apart because the Lakers would not meet Jackson's demands, be it more money (a reported $10-12 million per season) or more authority in personnel matters, then both sides screwed this up. ... [Jackson] might have walked into another team that was equipped to win a championship, just as he had previously in Chicago and Los Angeles. And if he really did want to coach again, returning to the Lakers would not have required him to move -- he lives a 10-minute drive from the team's offices. But the Lakers will pay a heavier toll.

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November 13, 2012  08:17 AM ET

Not nearly as much as they regret the Brown hiring.

November 13, 2012  08:30 AM ET

I think they will. The Lakers want championships dandummy wants offense.
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November 13, 2012  08:43 AM ET

I think the real question is whether the will regret not hiring Jackson, and the answer is yes.

November 13, 2012  08:53 AM ET

Yes... next topic please...

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November 13, 2012  09:09 AM ET
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Probably ruined any chance of bringing back Phil for the future.... I see Phil going to the Knicks before he ever considers LA again....

Good point about Phil's future. Will he go to the Knicks if NY does not win this year? Or at least, maybe an FO job with NY.

November 13, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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Not nearly as much as they regret the Brown hiring.

Or the Rudy T hire

November 13, 2012  09:28 AM ET

We Want Phil, Bro.

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November 13, 2012  10:42 AM ET
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Or the Rudy T hire

That one came to mind also...

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