Mike D’Antoni to add Kurt Rambis, Johnny Davis to coaching staff

Within the next couple of days, D’Antoni will add Kurt Rambis and Johnny Davis to his coaching staff, according to a league source familiar wtih the process.

Rambis spent 10 seasons Phil Jackson’s lead assistant coach, had head-coaching stints with both the Lakers (1999) and Minnesota Timberwolves (2009-2011)and won four championships in his nine-year playing career with the Lakers during the Showtime Era. Davis has had several assistant and head-coaching stints over the years with the Philadelphia 76ers (1996-97), Magic (2003-05) and Memphis Grizzlies (2009).

D’Antoni recently hired Larry Lewis and Mark Madsen to serve as his two player development coaches. Lewis spent the past two seasons as an assistant with the D-Fenders, the Lakers’ Development League affiliate. Madsen was named the D-Fenders’ head-coach in May. D’Antoni’s brother, Dan, remains the lone member of his original coaching staff last season.


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