Since everyone has decided that Mike D'Antoni has brought pain and suffering to the Lakers all by himself, it only seems prudent we get an idea of who is out there to replace him. Please spare us the idiotic Phil Jackson rants and the George Karl ideas. Pick someone who doesnt have cancer, and has a future in the league.
Some basic info on your suggestions are greatly appreciated, and any potential connections to LA or the Lakers should probably be included in your argument for the guy.
1) Chip Engelland...assistant coach....San Antonio. Chip is a native of LA, served as ball boy for John Wooden's UCLA Bruins championship team of 1975. A 4 year letterman at Duke, he was team captain his senior year. He played professionally for 9 years, and began his coaching career in 1999. He has been a member of Pop's staff since 2005.
2) Mark Bryant ...assistant coach...OKC Thunder. The 21st overall pick by the Blazers in 1988, Bryant played in the NBA for 15 years. He began his coaching career in 2004, and has been with the Thunder organization since 2007
3) Davis Fizdale .... assistant coach....Miami Heat. Fizdale was born and raised in LA, he was a point guard at Fremont High School. He did not play college ball. He got a degree in communications. His coaching career started in 1998, and has been a member of the Heat staff since 2008.