Mike D’Antoni to make Lakers coaching debut against Nets
LOS ANGELES (Sporting Alert) — Mike D’Antoni’s is expected to make his debut as Lakers head coach tonight in the NBA clash against the Brooklyn Nets at STAPLES Center.
Fans can Watch it Live on TWC SportsNet/Deportes, and NBA TV, or listen on ESPNLA710 and 1330 KWKW.
D’Antoni, who replaced Mike Brown as the new boss earlier this month, was scheduled to make his debut on Sunday, but opted take more time as he recovers from knee replacement surgery.
“I’m too psyched up, I’m too ready to go, I’ll get through this – it’s not a big deal,” the former New York Knicks coach said on www.nba.com after Tuesday’s shootaround.
“I (feel) better. It’s time to do it … I don’t want to miss too many games.”
Lakers, after making a disappointing 1-4 start to the season under Brown, are now 5-5 on the season.