(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Lakers introduced Mike D’Antoni as their new head coach Thursday, replacing the fired Mike Brown.
The 61-year-old D’Antoni agreed late Sunday night to a three year contract with L.A. worth $12 million. The team holds an option for a fourth year.
“We are built to win this year,” D’Antoni said. “This is not a project. We have a window and we are going to try to get through it.”
D’Antoni says he is likely to make his coaching debut with the Lakers this Sunday against the Houston Rockets.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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