Kobe Bryant Talks About D’Antoni Hiring on Facebook

The Los Angeles Lakers made headlines with the hiring of Mike D’Antoni as their head coach, instead of the legendary Phil Jackson. Jackson was considered the front runner to land the job, but in a sudden turn of events, D’Antoni was the one who got the call from the Lakers’ front office.

D’Antoni already has plenty of experience with Steve Nash as the two worked together in Phoenix and he is familiar with Kobe Bryant due to the Olympics team. The Lakers players seem to be on board with D’Antoni, and his brilliant offensive schemes will make playing basketball very fun for them

Kobe Bryant discussed the addition of D’Antoni on Facebook and expressed his desire to play for his new coach. Bryant also addressed D’Antoni’s defensive style, something that has been heavily criticized.

Kobe Bryant won five championships under Phil Jackson and the Triangle offense and there is no doubt he would have fit perfectly if Jackson had returned. However, at the end of the day the Lakers did not have the right personnel to run the Triangle. With an elite point guard in Steve Nash, the Triangle may not have gotten the most out of him.

Under D’Antoni, the Lakers will allow Nash to run the show and that would in turn give all the other stars much better looks at the basket. The biggest concern remains on the defense end, but according to Bryant, that should not be an issue.

You May Also Like

Lakers News: Magic Johnson Willing To Recruit Free Agents To Lakers

Over the past few weeks, Magic Johnson has publicly criticized the Los…

Lakers Video: LeBron James, Ben Simmons Team Up In Pickup Game

Heading into free agency, LeBron James considered the Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, and Houston Rockets…

Houston Rockets Plan To Start James Harden, Eric Gordon Backcourt Against Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers kick off the 2016-2017 NBA season on Wednesday night with an intriguing matchup with the Houston Rockets…

Lakers Nation Roundtable: Kendall Marshall vs. Jordan Farmar

[new_royalslider id=”131″] With a team full of players on expiring contracts, this…