Lakers Will Run Uptempo, “Showtime-Type Basketball”

Mike D'AntoniMike D’Antoni was introduced as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.


“We would like to play Showtime-type basketball,” said D’Antoni.


Dr. Jerry Buss has long wanted to return the Lakers to a more uptempo style, similar to what they enjoyed with Magic Johnson in the 1980s.


“We’ll rely on our defense to win games,” said D’Antoni.


(Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports & RealGM)


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