A day ago, it seemed like Phil Jackson was a lock to return to the Lakers but by Sunday night, former Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni was the Lakers choice after talks with Jackson broke down. In this 1987 photo, L.A.’s new coach dribbles for Tracer Milan of the Italian League during a game against the USSR. D’Antoni was 121-167 during his four seasons coaching the Knicks.  (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)
GOLLIVER: Lakers pass on Jackson, choose D’Antoni

A day ago, it seemed like Phil Jackson was a lock to return to the Lakers but by Sunday night, former Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni was the Lakers choice after talks with Jackson broke down. In this 1987 photo, L.A.’s new coach dribbles for Tracer Milan of the Italian League during a game against the USSR. D’Antoni was 121-167 during his four seasons coaching the Knicks.  (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)

GOLLIVER: Lakers pass on Jackson, choose D’Antoni