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Lakers News: D’Antoni Will Not Receive Full Amount Remaining On Contract Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="138"] At this point, most people have heard the news that Mike D'Antoni has resigned as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. D'Antoni woul [new_royalslider id="138"] At this point, most people have heard the news that Mike D'Antoni has resigned as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. D'Antoni woul Rating: 0
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Lakers News: D’Antoni Will Not Receive Full Amount Remaining On Contract

At this point, most people have heard the news that Mike D’Antoni has resigned as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. D’Antoni would have been owed $4 million for the final year on his contract, but
it looks like he won’t be receiving that money.

According to the LA Times’ Mike Bresnahan, D’Antoni won’t be receiving the full $4 million he was signed for:

This is expected seeing as how D’Antoni resigned and was not fired. Had D’Antoni been fired, he would have received the full remainder of his contract.

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The final straw for D’Antoni in his decision was apparently the Lakers’ refusal to pick up his fourth-year option before this season. D’Antoni wanted the insurance that move would have granted and the Lakers were unwilling to grant it.

Reactions to the announcement have been mixed so far. Magic Johnson has expressed his joy to the resignation, while Jordan Farmar said he was disappointed, while still maintaining his intentions to return to the Lakers next year.

The Lakers have said their search for a replacement will start immediately and recent rumors linked the team to former Lakers Byron Scott and current assistant Kurt Rambis.
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  • NEWWORLDORDER

    WE WANT BYRON SCOTT…..

    • Lkrpwr

      Give me a break. What about hiring a winner! The guy was a chocker as a player and not much of a coach

      • independentbynature

        Are you delusional?He’s got a fist full of rings as a player.Remember showtime?And he coached the Nets to back to back finals appearences,losing to the Lakers and Spurs.He’s a former coach of the year and had a very good record at New Orleans.No one was going to win in Cleveland after LeBron left.Give yourself a break and be quite.

        • Sylvia Ross

          Agreed. Byron would make the better coach.

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      • independentbynature

        And what is a chocker,anyway?

        • Enrique Henry Meza

          Technically someone who uses a wedge or a block to immobilize a wheel.

          • independentbynature

            Thanks for clearing that up for me.LOL.

          • fallawayay

            a chocker is cousins to the clock and a piece of chalk…

    • LegendInMyMind

      Not my first pick, honestly.

  • Elcid Martinez

    Kurt Rambis y’all!!

    • Lkrpwr

      You must be a comedian. Let’s go from bad to worst

      • Elcid Martinez

        Just my opinion. Byron Scott would be a good choice.

    • independentbynature

      Maybe Byron will keep him on his staff…

    • Chrmngblly

      He’s going to NY. Let him go.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    You DJ Lakers Nation couldn’t be happier.Party time!We out here.Hallelujah

  • Redemption4LA

    Best move MDA made period. As a Laker fan wish you could’ve been dealt a better hand, never really had the roster at full strength during his tenure. Even if that was the case, not sure his style would’ve meshed with either roster the last 2 seasons. Preached no defense, fast pace offense with main guys in there mid to late 30s, a center recovering from back surgery was very questionable. Truly we will never know the true job he could have done with a full, complete healthy team. He did what he could with what he had this year, which wasn’t half the time.

    Getting excited about the possibilities going forward although I don’t want to get my hopes up. The new coach and roster still has to be put in place, the games still have to be played. The big boys still have to make the decisions, I only can hope LA gets back to respectability. Only time will tell if things work out.

    • Enrique Henry Meza

      Great post.

    • Lionel Turner

      Yeah we do. Like his days in PHX, a lot of regular season wins, no titles.

  • ra

    ok, $2 million for doing nothing next year. .. don’t feel so bad. And, he can work for another team, easily. He might be good for 76ers, for example. Or, plenty of colleges who would hire him in a minute.

  • Lakers4Life

    I told you folks all along that idiot Dumbtoni will be gone soon, and now it’s finally out in the news :-)

    A bad day for the very few Dumbtoni cock-sucking lovers on LN — no need for names, we know who they are lol.

    What a glorious day in Lakers basketball history!!! Bye bye DUMBTONI~~!

  • LucyMarie Pixie Sugar-Stitches

    It really did’t matter if D’Antoni resigned, he was going to be gone regardless. Actually glad to see him go; he is not right for the Lakers.

    • Chrmngblly

      Do you really think he resigned?

      • Levels

        Yes, if the Lakers didn’t pay him the full 4 million that is a clear sign he did, if he was fired and they didn’t pay him the full 4 million, Mike would sue…lol

        • Chrmngblly

          Oh, I think this whole thing has been a giant charade. All sides wanted to save face. There was no need to be unkind. The whole 4th year option, as an issue, seems phony to me. I’d say they just handled it like gentlemen.

          • Levels

            That they did… everyone walks away with no egg on their faces..

          • independentbynature

            Except Jimmy Buss.

  • KingEmperor

    Coach Lionel Hollins is the perfect fit for the Lakers DEFENSE!!!!!

  • Joe Mc Geehand

    Hire Magic & it’s lottery time again,This would be great the fans would be happy and a #1 pick.

  • santos1

    we should bring in Jerry sloan the old Utah jazz coach now he is a great coach…

    • Levels

      Jerry has health issues… though he would be a great coach and if he came back it maybe with Utah…

      • Chrmngblly

        Too bad about Jerry Sloan.

        • Levels

          Yeah bro, I saw him being honored in Utah and it seemed he could barley stand for any amount of time..sad..

  • ersliva

    we want an ex laker to coach period or doc rivers if he leaves the clippers

  • independentbynature

    Are you kidding me?Antoni should be giving back money from this year.

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