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Championship or bust for D'Antoni

Unlike in New York, there's no room for error in L.A. -- and Mike's on board

Updated: November 16, 2012, 10:04 AM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Toward the end of his nearly 45-minute introductory news conference as the Los Angeles Lakers' new head coach, Mike D'Antoni was asked to describe his previous stop in New York.

"Arrrhhh!" D'Antoni shrieked with a chuckle.

These days, D'Antoni is practically screaming with joy. He admits he still is shocked the Lakers opted to go with him instead of Phil Jackson, but he's not complaining.

Somehow, D'Antoni went from failing to make Carmelo Anthony ...

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