• D'Antoni: Lakers to speed up, but not crazy

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Oct 22, 2013
    Mike D'Antoni, one day at a time "It will be up," D'Antoni said of the pace. Not only did D’Antoni’s Lakers fall short of the goal that they apparently needed to talk about, but the famed ‘Seven Seconds of Less’ coach couldn’t even get his team to lead the league in possessions per game, as the Lakers finished fourth. "We had a good pace, and it was the right pace," D'Antoni said. "Not too fast, not too slow. "I told the team if we're not averaging 110-115 points a game, we need to talk," D'Antoni said at his introductory news conference last November. "That's our goal. It should be easily done." So we'll be up in the top five in pace, that's normal, but it won't be breakneck speed. Los Angeles did make the playoffs in the final day of the season, but the team was swept by the San Antonio Spurs as Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant watched from the sidelines, and Dwight Howard hastened his El Lay departure.
    Source: ESPN.com
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