A look back at the news and transactions from this past week:
The biggest story of the week was the Lakers' hiring of Mike D'Antoni to replace the fired Mike Brown. The hiring came as a surprise, as a Phil Jackson return was heavily rumored over the weekend. Jackson even went as far as to say that he was initially offered the job before the Lakers hired D'Antoni.
Rockets rookie Royce White has left the team over a dispute regarding their handling of his well-publicized anxiety disorder. White is slated to meet with GM Daryl Morey on Monday, and has hinted that he would consider retirement if an agreement is not reached.
The Rockets also assigned rookies Scott Machado and Donatas Motiejunas to the D-League. White was originally intended to be assigned as well, but league rules limit teams to assigning two players at once.