BY: John Mamola

Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni has resigned after just under two seasons as head coach of the legendary franchise.  D'Antoni went 67-87 after taking over the Lakers early in the 2012-13 season, replacing the fired Mike Brown.

It was a rough season for the injury-plagued Lakers as they finished 27-55 this season, their worst campaign in more than 50 years. Los Angeles missed the playoffs for only the third time in 38 years.

One man who was thrilled with the news of D’Antoni’s resignation is former Lakers great Ervin “Magic” Johnson who sent out the following tweet from his verified twitter account.

D'Antoni had one year left on his contract, but wanted the Lakers to pick up his option year for 2015-16 to have any chance of success. The Lakers apparently refused, leading to D'Antoni's resignation.