Mike D'Antoni, and not Phil Jackson, will become the new coach of the Lakers, and has signed a four-year deal with the team.
Phil Jackson was "asking for the moon," according to Mike Bresnahan's tweet, and the Lakers have decided to go with D'Antoni instead. He has a storied history with Steve Nash and is a pick-and-roll master, which should mean big things for both Nash and Dwight Howard. This news is quite shocking, as only an hour ago it appeared that Jackson would be taking the reins. D'Antoni is coming off knee surgery, so it's still unclear as to when he will take over, but he's expected to join the team by the end of the week. The Lakers' brief coaching search is (mercifully) over. Nov 12 - 2:54 AM
Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter