Laughing off the Lakers disastrous 2012-2013 campaign, coach Mike D'Antoni says "he was on drugs" predicting the team would score 110 a night or more.
When the Lakers signed Steve Nash, and then hauled in Dwight Howard, it was believed by many experts that the team was a lock as Western Conference champions. After Mike Brown was unceremoniously let go, and Mike D'Antoni was brought in, the new Lakers coach had lofty expectations for his lineup featuring four future Hall Of Famers.
Reunited with his point guard muse, in Nash, D'Antoni thought the team could put up over 110 points a game. Looking back at that prediction, they scored 102 a night, the Lakers coach laughs at himself and blames it on the painkillers he was taking back then.
“Yeah, well, I was on drugs back then,” Mike D’Antoni said Monday with a chuckle, referring to the pain medication he was taking while recovering from knee surgery. “My knee was hurting. Vicodin was killing me.”