For the record:
Lakers went to Phil’s house and offered him the job. Phil didn’t say yes, didn’t say no.
Dr. Buss, making the decision from his hospital bed, advised Jim that if Phil didn’t say yes then he’s not up to the task – and to move on. So they did.
— Shawn F Matian, Esq. (@ShawnMatianEsq) March 3, 2020
D’Antoni was not the guy they wanted.
He was the consolation prize, and was a lame duck coach the minute he accepted the job.
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