Magic: 'Couldn't be happier' that D'Antoni no longer Lakers coach
APR 30, 2014 10:13p ET
But the response of one prominent Laker -- none other than Magic Johnson himself -- stood out among the crowd.
Johnson has been critical of the Lakers' decision to bring on D'Antoni since he was hired in November 2012, and has taken his share of digs at D'Antoni this season en route to the team's worst finish in franchise history.
Shortly after the Lakers announced D'Antoni's resignation, Johnson went to the Twittersphere to make sure everyone knew where he stood on the news.
As his tweet shows, Johnson was positively joyful at the news of D'Antoni's exit.
Happy days are here again! Mike D'Antoni resigns as the Lakers coach. I couldn't be happier!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 1, 2014
Tell us how you really feel, Magic.
Meanwhile, here are some of the other reactions to the news out of LA.
Mike D'Antoni out. Have a week, basketball in LA.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) May 1, 2014
i didn't think d'antoni was long for that job. but he quit like a mark in ny, and he's doing it again.— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) May 1, 2014
Mike D'Antoni just stuck a lawn chair in Frank Vogel's parking spot at the Pacers arena.— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) May 1, 2014
Im a Lakers fan.... MIKE D'ANTONI IS GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!— Nathan Ourn™ (@Nxthann_) May 1, 2014
Mike D'Antoni resigning as Lakers head coach is the best news I heard all day— Denzel Pope (@DZPope81) May 1, 2014
Laker fans are celebrating the D'antoni resignation like they won another first round pick.— LeoSash (@leosashny) May 1, 2014
On the road to a new chapter for the Lakers. Adios D'Antoni— ErinKellee (@erinkcross) May 1, 2014
Sterling, yesterday. D'Antoni, today. Bieber, you're next. #LApurge— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) May 1, 2014