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Lakers name D'Antoni head coach

El Segundo, CA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Lakers have named Mike D'Antoni their new head coach.

D'Antoni takes over a team that has won two straight games since the firing of Mike Brown after a 1-4 start.

The Lakers said D'Antoni has signed a multi-year contract.

There was speculation the Lakers would bring Phil Jackson back for a third time, but D'Antoni was the choice of team brass early Monday morning.

The team's statement said owner Dr. Jerry Buss, executive vice president Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak "were unanimous that D'Antoni was the best coach for the team at this time."

11/12 07:36:58 ET