Mike D'Antoni hiring good for Nash, Kobe

Updated: November 12, 2012, 2:22 PM ET
By Tom Carpenter, ESPN.com

The consensus by nearly everyone of note -- besides the people who would actually end up making the decision -- was that the Los Angeles Lakers would bring back Phil Jackson to replace the fired Mike Brown as their head coach. That's why Jackson wasn't the only person who was, as ESPNLosAngeles.com's Ramona Shelburne wrote, "stunned" that they instead decided to hire former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni late Sunday evening.

Jackson has won 11 NBA titles as ...

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