Phil Jackson may have won that battle, but clearly Mike D’Antoni has won the war. That is until he’s fired in five games and Phil Jackson becomes the third Lakers coach this season. Then D’Antoni will have lost the war. But for now, win.
Note: D’Antoni did not sit down.
In case you want some context, D’Antoni was pissed that Jackson called a timeout when the Lakers were up 30. Jackson would totally do something like that.