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Lakers Jeanie Buss and D’Antoni “good”

Jeanie Buss and D’Antoni look like “they good”. 

Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni said he and Lakers EVP Jeanie Buss are good since the two met up after comments Buss made in her book went public, causing a shit storm in the media.

In the book, Buss slammed her bro Jim, saying she felt played, criticizing him for not rehiring her boyfriend Phil Jackson to take over behind the pine when Mike Brown was axed after just a few games last year.

D’Antoni was named the Lakers’ coach on Nov. 12, 2012, five games into last season after Jackson was all but hired in almost every fans’ and media’s eyes.

But Jim threw the media and fans a curveball and D’Antoni took the helm. D’Antoni’s Lakers struggled throughout the year putting additional pressure on the coach who finished with a 40-32 record, certainly not acceptable to Jack Nicholson and those donning purple and gold in Southern Cali.

BTW, after making the decision, Jim handed the chore of notifying Jackson of the news to Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak who did the honors, delivering the news to Phil in a late-night phone call.

Hey, could have been worse… at least it wasn’t in a text, right!

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