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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

Mike D’Antoni’s nearly four-year tenure as Knicks coach came to a surprising end today when he reached a mutual decision with the team to step aside. In this 1987 photo, the guard dribbles for Tracer Milan of the Italian League during a game against the USSR. D’Antoni was 121-167 since being hired by New York in May 2008.  (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)

AMICK: D’Antoni out as Knicks coach
GALLERY: Iconic Knicks Photos

Mike D’Antoni’s nearly four-year tenure as Knicks coach came to a surprising end today when he reached a mutual decision with the team to step aside. In this 1987 photo, the guard dribbles for Tracer Milan of the Italian League during a game against the USSR. D’Antoni was 121-167 since being hired by New York in May 2008.  (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)
AMICK: D’Antoni out as Knicks coachGALLERY: Iconic Knicks Photos