D'Antoni delays bench debutLOS ANGELES (AP) - Mike D'Antoni postponed his debut on the Los Angeles Lakers' bench, giving the coach a few more days to recover from recent knee replacement surgery. Instead, interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff was guiding the Lakers in their 119-108 win over Houston.
D'Antoni was tentatively planning to take over Sunday night against Houston, a week after the Lakers hired him to replace Mike Brown. But the 61-year-old coach admitted he's not quite ready.
The Lakers host Brooklyn on Tuesday.
See other NationalSports news:Wrestler 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper Dies at 61
Tom Brady Outcome Expected in September
Roundup of MLB Trades
One of the Men Tied to International Soccer Scandal Pleads Not Guilty
Rizzo helps Cubs beat Brewers 5-2