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