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Names in games: Lakers hire D'Antoni

By Staff, wire reports

The Los Angeles Lakers hired Mike D'Antoni late Sunday night, signing the former coach of the Suns and Knicks to replace Mike Brown.

The Lakers and D'Antoni's agent, Warren LeGarie, confirmed the deal two days after the Lakers fired Brown five games into the season.

D'Antoni, who coached the Knicks for four seasons before resigning last March, agreed to a three-year deal worth $12 million, with a team option for a fourth season.

D'Antoni, 61, is a former Mullens High School and Marshall University standout player. He got the high-profile job running the 16-time NBA champions only after the club's top brass extensively discussed the job with former Lakers coach Phil Jackson.

SC's Green to sign with WVU swimming

Austin Green, a senior at South Charleston High School, will sign a national letter of intent to swim for West Virginia University on Thursday at 1 p.m. at South Charleston High School.

Green is a two-time state champion, high school Heisman winner and NISCA All American and Scholastic All American.

Dunbar woman wins Gridiron Gold Mine

Dunbar's Carol Lemon is the winner of the Gazette Gridiron Gold Mine contest for Week 12.

Lemon's entry was one of two that correctly predicted 12 of the 15 possible games. Her tiebreaker prediction of 53 total points between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints was the closest without going over the game's actual total of 58 points.

She receives $75 and is entered into the season-ending Gold Mine Championship.

GW kickoff time at 7:30 p.m. Friday

George Washington's Class AAA playoff quarterfinal football game against Lewis County will be played at 7:30 Friday night at Steve Edwards Sr. Field in South Hills.

An incorrect playing time and date was listed in Monday's editions.

 


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