Coming back to the Lakers is a familiar face. That face is former assistant coach Kurt Rambis. Lakers also hired Johnny Davis to fill out D'Antoni's coaching staff. Rambis was assistant coach to Phil Jackson where he helped win 2 NBA titles and made 4 NBA Finals appearances. Rambis has been known for his great defensive principles and instilling them into his team.
D'Antoni said, "Kurt is a great basketball mind, extremely good at working with big men, and his experience as a head coach in this league is going to prove very helpful to our staff."