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Mike D'Antoni: Pace 'will be up'

Updated: October 22, 2013, 12:54 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- When Mike D'Antoni took over as the Los Angeles Lakers' coach, he vowed to return the team to its "Showtime" roots with a high-scoring brand of basketball.

"I told the team if we're not averaging 110 to 115 points a game, we need to talk," D'Antoni said at his introductory news conference in November 2012. "That's our goal. It should be easily done."

A season later, he is pumping the brakes on his team's expected pace.

"I was on drugs back then," ...

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