Assuming they close out their respective series, which team will win the NBA championship?

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NBA: Lakers hire D'Antoni

In a surprise move, the Lakers have passed on Phil Jackson, hiring former Knicks and Suns coach Mike D'Antoni to right their listing team. Will the Lakers thrive under D'Antoni's fast-paced offense?

What do you make of the Lakers hiring Mike D'Antoni as their new head coach?

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  • How much did Phil Jackson's reported contract stipulations (wanting an ownership stake, possibly missing road games) play a role in the Lakers not hiring him?

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  • Which team is the favorite in the Western Conference?

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  • Which team will win the NBA title?

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  • How surprised are you that the Lakers hired Mike D'Antoni over Phil Jackson?

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  • Are the Lakers a legitimate championship threat under Mike D'Antoni?

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  • Is Mike D'Antoni the right person to work Dwight Howard into the Lakers' roster?

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  • Will Phil Jackson ever coach again in the NBA?

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  • Would the Triangle Offense have been a good fit for the Lakers' current roster?

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