By Lauren Beale
(MCT)—Area basketball coaches are seeing a lot of off-court action these days.
Now that the Lakers are out of the playoffs, head coach Mike D’Antoni can turn his attention to moving into the house he and his wife, Laurel, just bought in Manhattan Beach for $6.9 million and working on his tan.
The ocean-view home features a three-stop cherry-paneled elevator, which should come in handy for carting beverages from the 2,000-bottle basement wine cellar to the 400-glass wine bar on the top floor. Sounds like a great spot for victory parties.
The open-plan house, built in 2003, includes five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 5,000 square feet of living space.
The D’Antonis have listed their Colonial-style home in Rye, N.Y. at $6.95 million. The 7,142-square-foot home features seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
D’Antoni, 61, came to the Lakers last year after a four-year stint with the New York Knicks. He won the National Basketball Association coach of the year award in 2005 when he was with the Phoenix Suns.
Meanwhile, Cleveland-bound former Lakers head coach Mike Brown and his wife, Carolyn, have listed their house in a gated Anaheim Hills community for $3.75 million.
The Mediterranean-style house, built in 1990 and later remodeled, features decorative leaded-glass doors, a wood-paneled library/office, a sports bar, a built-in aquarium and 9,503 square feet of living space. There are six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms.
The nearly three-quarters-of-an-acre site includes a tennis/basketball court and a saltwater pool with a rock waterfall and a water slide.
Brown, 43, coached the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2005 to 2010 and was named NBA coach of the year in 2009. He was fired by the Lakers after a 1-4 start to this season and was recently rehired to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers in a five-year, $20 million deal.
The Browns bought the home in 2011 for $3 million.
And former UCLA basketball coach Ben Howland and his wife, Kim, have listed their home in a gated Bel-Air neighborhood for $1,899,950.
Built in 1999, the stone-clad home features an elevator, a home theater, five bedrooms, four bathrooms and close to 4,700 square feet of living space. The nearly half-acre lot includes a swimming pool with a spa, a covered patio and a barbecue center.
During Howland’s 10 years at UCLA, he won numerous Pac-12 Conference titles and coached the team to three Final Fours.
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