Doc on D'Antoni: 'Hell of a coach'
"He’s a hell of a coach, a good fit," Rivers said from the team's shootaround in Chicago. "I think it’s a terrific fit... It's not my team, I could care less, but I don't how anyone could scoff at Mike D’Antoni being the head coach. He’s a hell of a coach."
The Lakers fired coach Mike Brown just five games into the 2012-13 season. While many expected Phil Jackson to return, D'Antoni agreed to a four-year deal late Sunday night. Rivers twice faced Jackson in the NBA Finals, the Celtics beating the Lakers in 2008, but Los Angeles prevailing in the rematch two years later.
Information from ESPNChicago.com’s Nick Friedell was used in this report.
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