Mike D'Antoni makes Lakers debut
Mike and Mike in the Morning
ESPN NBA analyst Magic Johnson discusses the Lakers' hiring of Mike D'Antoni, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, Los Angeles' defense, the Knicks' 7-1 start and more.
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"I avoided him today, so that's the reason I'm out there," D'Antoni joked. "He was right (Sunday), and I knew he was right. But this time, I know I'm right."The Lakers are going to dust off Phil Jackson's old elevated chair for D'Antoni to sit in. Said Dwight Howard: "We're just happy that he's going to be able to sit in the Phil chair tonight and coach." D'Antoni said he expected to be cemented to his seat on the bench Tuesday night, adding that he would stand up "only because my leg is hurting me, not because of the game." Lakers guard Steve Blake did not participate in shootaround and will not play Tuesday (abdominal strain). Darius Morris will start at point guard in his place as Steve Nash is still sidelined with a fractured fibula in his left leg.