• Lakers head coach D'Antoni resigns

    Summary of 13 articles · Updated May 3, 2014
    Happy days are here again! Mike D’Antoni resigns as the Lakers coach. Happy days are here again! Mike D’Antoni resigns as the Lakers coach. I couldn’t be happier! Earvin Magic Johnson May 1, 2014 Bryant told the Lakers several weeks ago that he didn’t want to play for D’Antoni next season when he returns from a knee injury. The Lakers apparently refused, leading to D'Antoni's resignation. While we alluded to the Lakers’ unwillingness to pick up his option for the 2015-16 season as a possible motive, that doesn’t make D’Antoni’s decision any more forced. "Given the circumstances, I don't know that anybody could have done a better job than Mike did the past two seasons," Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a statement. “Given the circumstances, I don’t know that anybody could have done a better job than Mike did the past two seasons,” general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a team statement issued Wednesday night.
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    • Barkley rips Magic for celebrating D'Antoni's exit

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    • Magic Johnson’s Joyous Response To Mike D’Antoni’s Resignation

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    • Magic Johnson on Mike D'Antoni resigning as head coach of the Lakers: 'I couldn't be happier'

      Thirty-three minutes after the Los Angeles Lakers confirmed that Mike D'Antoni had resigned as their head coach, Laker legend and Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Magic Johnson offered — in no uncertain terms — his opinion on the coach's exit: Happy days …
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