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Kupchak: Mike D'Antoni a better fit

Updated: November 14, 2012, 10:25 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said the decision to hire Mike D'Antoni instead of Phil Jackson didn't come down to money, demands over personnel control or travel restrictions.

It came down to basketball.

"It revolved almost completely around the personnel that we had on the team and the style of play that we saw going forward for the team," Kupchak told a small group of reporters gathered in a meeting room inside the Lakers' practice facility ...

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