Odds on LA Lakers with New Coach D’Antoni
Over the years the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers have built up a great rivalry which has resulted in some fantastic games.
This weekend they face each other and the Lakers, with odds of 1/7, are strong favourites to win against the Suns odds of 5/1.
In the last week the rivalry is sure to have become more intense since the Lakers hired the Suns’ former head coach Mike D’Antoni on Monday.
The Lakers fired their previous coach Mike Brown after just five games of the season and it wasn’t long before D’Antoni was hired as a replacement.
D’Antoni saw the Suns through some of their best years. The team had consecutive appearances at the Western Conference Finals in 2005 and 2006 and if it wasn’t for a bit of bad luck they may have won a few titles.
Now D’Antoni has to rise to one of the biggest challenges of his career. He has to get player Steve Nash back to his MVP level while fitting Dwight Howard into the offense and dealing with the Lakers fan base and a very impatient organisation.
When the two teams meet this weekend we can be sure of tension filled game that is likely to produce some great play.