D’Antoni out in Phoenix, Avery Johnson out in Dallas


I know it’s not Lakers related, but considering the wars the Lakers have had with the Suns and Mavericks over the years, I thought you all might be interested.

According to a report on SI.com, Mike D’Antoni is going to be taking the fall for the Suns first-round playoff ouster this season.

And in a widely-reported and expected move, the Mavericks fired coach Avery Johnson after their second-straight first-round loss.

Looks like that TNT slogan –Win or go home — was too soft. In the dog-eat-dog Western Conference, it’s more like “Win or be fired”