Bryant excited about Lakers coach D’Antoni

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Bryant excited about Lakers coach D’Antoni

LOS ANGELES - Stunned though he was that Phil Jackson has not returned as Los Angeles Lakers head coach, All-Star guard Kobe Bryant said on Tuesday he was excited about the prospect of playing under new appointee Mike D’Antoni.

“We were all thinking it was gonna be Phil,” Bryant said. “It probably caught Mike a little bit off guard, too.

“But I’m excited. I spoke to Mike [on the phone] this morning. It was great. It was really short, just ‘hello.’?”

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