Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Mike D'Antoni is introduced as the new Lakers head coach at the Toyota Sports Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Mike D'Antoni is all smiles as he is introduced as the new Lakers head coach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Mike D'Antoni walks the halls of the Lakers practice facility.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Mike D'Antoni looks on as his brother, Dan D'Antoni, coaches Lakers players during practice at the Toyota Sports Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is surrounded with cameras and microphones moments before Mike D'Antoni is introduced.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Mike D'Antoni talks with assistant coaches Bernie Bickerstaff, left, and Darvin Ham during practice.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Mike D'Antoni, seated next to Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak, is introduced as the new Lakers head coach during a news conference at the Toyota Sports Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

New Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni arrives at the team's El Segundo training facility.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

New Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni, seated beside Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak, speaks to sports reporters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Coach D'Antoni watches players practice at the team's El Segundo training facility.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

More galleries on Framework

return to gallery

Mike D'Antoni introduced as Lakers new coach

The Week in Pictures | July 7-11, 2014

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, all eyes were focused on the Middle East, where fighter jets and rockets continued to fly between Israel...   View Post»

   

Mike D'Antoni introduced as Lakers new coach

2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest winners

Here are the winning images of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. More than 15,500 entries from photographers around the world were submitted in four...   View Post»

   

Mike D'Antoni introduced as Lakers new coach

Pictures in the News | Nov. 13, 2012

Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Japan, where two women take pictures of themselves as they walk along a Christmas display in Tokyo that features about 370,000 LEDs. ...   View Post»

   

Whole new ball game at Chavez Ravine

Whole new ball game at Chavez Ravine

Although the Southern California sun stayed behind clouds, everything else about the Los Angeles Dodgers' introductory news conference for their new ownership group signaled the...   View Post»

Mike D’Antoni introduced as Lakers new coach

Mike D’Antoni hobbled to his first news conference as the Lakers coach. He used a crutch on his left side, still recovering from knee-replacement surgery.

Then he spoke about the need to be strong. He wasn’t the popular choice among Lakers fans, finishing a distant second to Phil Jackson, but he wasn’t the one receiving a midnight call from General Manager Mitch Kupchak last Sunday.

“We’re built to win this year. This is not a project,” D’Antoni said Thursday. “We have a window.”

Read story

3 Comments

  1. July 23, 2013, 2:03 pm

    he did but he didnt succseed.. An era is over after Dwigth's departure…

    By: Sağlık
  2. September 5, 2013, 10:09 am

    Phil Jackson, but he wasn’t the one receiving a midnight call from General Manager Mitch Kupchak last Sunday.

  3. April 30, 2014, 9:52 pm

    This was a bad hire to start. Mike D' Antoni is good coach but his coaching style does not fit with this group of Lakers. First of all age you cant expect to push the ball up and down the court because their personal do not present this secondly trying to out score teams has been proven not work and lastly Lakers selected him over a 11 time NBA champion coach that speaks for it self

Add a comment or a question.

If you are under 13 years of age you may read this message board, but you may not participate. Here are the full legal terms you agree to by using this comment form.

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved.

Required

Required, will not be published