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D'Antoni won't see contract's end

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07:29 AM ET 01.27 | Former Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni didn't quite receive the KG-Paul Pierce treatment in his Sunday return. [D'Antoni] was booed heartily during pregame introductions and wasn't in any mood to wax eloquent about Carmelo Anthony or his tumultuous three-and-a-half years in New York that ended with an Anthony rift. After all, D'Antoni is going through more rough times. Certainly the weather is great in Los Angeles and he has a nice pad in Manhattan Beach, but the injury-riddled Lakers are plummeting in the West and some have projected he won't be around to finish his four-year contract. When asked if he got a chance to see Anthony, D'Antoni said after the 110-103 loss, "I said hi to him. He said hi to me. What do you want us to be, pen pals or something? We're fine."

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January 27, 2014  08:24 AM ET

You Are Not Laker Material, Bro.

January 27, 2014  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You Are Not Laker Material, Bro.

You guys made him a Laker material, bro. Talk to your owner!!

January 27, 2014  08:33 AM ET

He will be there at least to start the season.
Kobe isn't going to want to learn a whole new system in his farewell tour

January 27, 2014  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He will be there at least to start the season.Kobe isn't going to want to learn a whole new system in his farewell tour

His system is catered to break Kareem's record.

January 27, 2014  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He will be there at least to start the season.Kobe isn't going to want to learn a whole new system in his farewell tour

It's not like being a football player and learning to play in a new system, in basketball it really isn't that hard to learn

January 27, 2014  09:40 AM ET

He's in the worst situation possible.

January 27, 2014  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It's not like being a football player and learning to play in a new system, in basketball it really isn't that hard to learn

its not football, but it does take time to learn plays/the new system and learn how to play with new teammate/gel. It is harder than you think for a veteran to simply change the way they play.
we saw this when mike brown came in the first year, then when he changed to the princeton, then when mike changed to his style.

January 27, 2014  09:44 AM ET

I'm sure he would rather cut off his fingers than answer daily queries from the New York Post.

January 27, 2014  10:04 AM ET

An NBA HC doesn't get to finish out his contract... how is that news?

January 27, 2014  10:33 AM ET

I hope you will be gone for good sooner than later.

January 27, 2014  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

He's in the worst situation possible.

He's not in Cleveland.....

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January 27, 2014  12:12 PM ET

I have no sympathy for D'Antoni, he knew this was the Buss-light Lakers when he signed on. He also knew they had just fired their HC 5 games into the season. The surprise is that he hasn't been fired already.

January 27, 2014  12:25 PM ET

Jim Buss record to date - Th D'Antoni hire and an ill advised $48-million contract for a broken Kobe Bryant.

January 27, 2014  12:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You Are Not Laker Material, Bro.

Have you taken a look at the roster recently? Half the D-League is Laker material, Bro.

January 27, 2014  12:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

.......Kobe isn't going to want to learn a whole new system in his farewell tour

He wouldn't have to......he's signed on until 2015-16.....and you can bet your last dollar that he'll stick around for every single one of the $25 million that he's to be paid for that season.

January 27, 2014  01:04 PM ET

Lakers don't have a lot of talent right now. That said, I've watched parts of the last few Laker games and they are just not playing well as a team. Not even close. I don't see him staying, particularly with coaches like Hollins that are out of work.

January 27, 2014  03:09 PM ET

hate to say this as an avid akerfan, but the Lakers are not Laker material period....THNKS JIM BUSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 27, 2014  03:10 PM ET

so upseting that it makes you mistype Lakers!!

 
January 27, 2014  03:34 PM ET

How many times will D'umbtoni have to ride a team to the cellar before NBA Gms realize he is a terrible coach?

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