Originally Posted by ripthekik
Considering Mike D'antoni won't be able to coach the Lakers immediately anyways, what was the rush to sign the contract on Sunday?
You know you can wait until February and D'antoni would still sign that contract. Why not give Phil some respect since a meeting was set-up on Monday, to hear him out, even if you disagree about the personnel working? Let him tell you his plans first? What is there to lose? What is 12 hours here to gain or lose?
Why the race against time here? There was no competition, and D'antoni wouldn't have been able to coach immediately anyways.
The point is, they have decided that Dantoni is the best man for the job. It was not "Oh Phil made us wait too long so lets go with other people". No no. It was "Dantoni is the right coach for us at this time, not phil Jackson or anyone else."