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D'Antoni officially introduced as Lakers coach

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Mullens, WV native and Marshall alum, Mike D'Antoni officially became the Los Angeles Lakers 24th head coach on Thursday.

D'Antoni beat out former Lakers and legendary coach Phil Jackson for the job.

He said in his press conference that he's aiming to debut as Lakers head coach on Sunday vs. Houston.

 D'Antoni is still recovering from knee replacement surgery and coached practice on Thursday on crutches.

He says he's thrilled to be the head man of the of the purple and gold.