Mike D’Antoni won’t coach against Rockets

Mike D’Antoni’s coaching debut with the Lakers is put on hold

He won’t coach when the Lakers host the Houston Rockets tonight at Staples Center.

D’Antoni hinted at the possibility following morning shootaround Sunday, even saying he was “50-50” as he tries to recover from recent knee replacement surgery. But the decision didn’t become official until about 3:30 p.m. The Lakers have listed D’Antoni as day-to-day, making it unclear whether he will coach Tuesday against the Brooklyn Nets.

“I don’t want to get out there and not be able to move,” he said during morning shootaround. “It would be crazy with just the mobility aspect of it. It would be a sideshow and take away the focus of what you need to focus on.”


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