Mike D'Antoni


LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni resigned Wednesday after less than two seasons on the job.


A guy the Rockets very nearly acquired, Pau Gasol, has seen his minutes decrease during the Mike D'Antoni era in Los Angeles.


Sunday's matchup won't only be Mike D'Antoni's debut as Lakers head coach, but it'll also be a showdown of the NBA's top two scorers.


The coach behind Linsanity's rise has a NBA head-coaching job again and Jeremy Lin is happy for Mike D'Antoni.

"He deserves it," Lin said. "He changed my career. He changed my life."