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Mike D'Antoni doesn't coach Sunday

Updated: November 20, 2012, 1:54 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Mike D'Antoni did not coach the Los Angeles Lakers' game Sunday against the Houston Rockets. D'Antoni delayed his debut as the 24th coach in Lakers franchise history because he is not fully recovered from recent knee replacement surgery.

"I'm a little disappointed, I wanted to be on the bench," D'Antoni told reporters before the game. "After talking with (Lakers trainer) Gary Vitti ... he convinced me a little bit not to do it."

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