Michael Andrew "Mike" D'Antoni is an Italian-American professional basketball head coach who was formerly a professional basketball player. He last coached the Los Angeles Lakers until resigning after the 2013?14 season. While head coach of the NBA's Phoenix Suns, he won NBA Coach of the Year honors for the 2004?05 NBA season after the Suns posted 33 more wins than the previous season. He coached the New York Knicks starting in 2008 before resigning in 2012. He was hired by the Lakers after seven games into the 2012?13 season. D'Antoni, who holds American and Italian dual citizenship, is known for favoring a fast-paced, offense-oriented system.