The Lakers officially hired Kurt Rambis and Johnny Davis as Assistant Coached to Mike D’Antoni’s staff.

Kurt Rambis (@KRambis) tweeted “It’s official. I’m back with the @Lakers. #Assistant coach. Very excited. @ESPN @TWC.” Rambis was the assistant coach to the Lakers for most of Phil Jackson’s tenure, and ran the defense during the 2009 championship season.

Johnny Davis has 20 years NBA coaching experience, and is coming from the Toronto Raptors.

Mike D’Antoni stated in an article on Lakers.comKurt and Johnny bring many years of NBA experience both as coaches and as former players to this team,” “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. Johnny is a two-time NBA head coach with years of experience playing as well as coaching in this league. The vast array of NBA knowledge he brings to the table will be invaluable to us.”