Mike D’Antoni Targeting Tuesday for Coaching Debut

It was expected that Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni would make his debut for the team on Sunday against the Rockets, but Bernie Bickerstaff once again commanded on the bench.

D’Antoni is anxious to get on the court and begin this new chapter in his coaching career. This Lakers team is no doubt the most talented roster he has had ever had and people are expecting big things from their new leader. ESPN Los Angeles reports that even thogh D’Antoni missed the game versus Houston, he is aiming for Tuesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets to make his debut.

D’Antoni plans to make his Lakers debut Tuesday at home against Brooklyn, a source close to the coach told ESPN.

The Brooklyn Nets are currently 6-2 and they have surprised many by their fast start. With a very talented backcourt of Deron Williams and Joe Johnson, the Nets will cause a lot of problems for the Lakers. The Nets will be a good first test for the Lakers and it will be interesting to see how the team defends the explosive Nets squad.

Los Angeles played well under Bickerstaff and they have gotten back to .500 with a 5-5 record. D’Antoni is a very skillful coach, but the fans in Los Angeles want nothing but a championship.

You May Also Like

Throwback Thursday: Kareem Rush Leads Lakers To The 2004 NBA Finals

The NBA playoffs always tends to produce the unlikeliest of heroes. Role…

NBA Rumors: Kings Willing To ‘Test The Market’ For DeMarcus Cousins

Just last summer the Los Angeles Lakers seemed extremely close to acquiring Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, but ultimately the trade talks died out…

Lakers vs. Suns Game Preview: Lakers Look to Get Out of Rut

The Phoenix Suns come in as perhaps the most surprising team in…

NBA Veteran Jared Dudley: ‘Paul George Is Not Staying In Indiana’

There has been a lot of speculation in recent months about Paul George’s future with the Indiana Pacers…