LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mike D'Antoni's agent says the Los Angeles Lakers have signed the former coach of the Suns and Knicks to a four-year contract to replace Mike Brown.
Warren Legarie confirmed the deal late Sunday night, two days after the Lakers fired Brown five games into the season.
D'Antoni got the job over former Lakers coach Phil Jackson. The 11-time NBA champion coach spoke to the club's top brass Saturday about a return.
Instead, the Lakers went with D'Antoni, who spent five seasons coaching Lakers point guard Steve Nash in Phoenix. D'Antoni then coached New York for the past three seasons, resigning last March.
The Los Angeles Times first reported D'Antoni's hiring several hours after the Lakers beat Sacramento 103-90 for their second straight win under interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Jazz vs. Wizards Prediction Fresh off a loss in Philadelphia, will the Wizards rebound by beating the Jazz tonight at 5:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Grizzlies vs. Nuggets Prediction Will the over cash for bettors this evening when the Nuggets host the Grizzlies at 5:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Bucks vs. Suns Prediction Will the Bucks cover the point spread today as a home favorite versus the Suns at 3:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Spurs vs. Lakers Prediction Will today's Western Conference matchup between the Spurs and Lakers at 3:30PM ET be high-scoring for bettors?
Thumbnail Timberwolves vs. Rockets Prediction Will tonight's game between the Timberwolves and Rockets turn into a high-scoring affair at 9:00PM ET?

NBA Team Pages