Los Angeles Lakers Coaching Staff Takes Shape

6/17/13 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

Apr 24, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni speaks to the media after game two of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center. The spurs won 102-91. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY SportsAfter letting all but one of his coaches go, Coach Mike D’Antoni has made another addition to his coaching staff.

Larry Lewis of the D-Fenders has been hired as the player development coach.

He’ll join Dan D’Antoni, Mike’s brother, who is the only current assistant coach, and the only man who wasn’t let go after last season.

Isn’t nepotism great? (sarcasm, obviously)

D’Antoni is planning to hire two more assistants and one more player development coach.

Lewis is from California and played at Morehouse College, then played overseas before becoming a D-Fenders player development coach in the 2011-12 season, and then an assistant coach in 2012-13.

It’s widely thought that Alvin Gentry will be added to the staff, because D’Antoni worked with him in Phoenix and wants to recreate something that didn’t work the first time with younger players (again, sarcasm).

Nate McMillan is also reportedly on D’Antoni’s shortlist.

Both of these options will depend on if the two candidates are offered head coaching jobs in the next few weeks.

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