Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash, who has missed most of the season with an injury, spoke to reporters at the team's facility today about the team hiring Mike D'Antoni as coach to replace Mike Brown who was fired last week.

Nash played for D'Antoni in Phoenix from 2004-08.

On his reaction to the hiring of D'Antoni...

"I never would've predicted him being here as we get a chance to work together again, especially here with this team. I'm thrilled, but definitely shocked as well. I didn't see it coming. Everything has happened so fast."

On whether he was disappointed that it wasn't Jackson...

"Well I mean, of course. In some ways, I thought it was Phil, and so I was geared up for that, and excited in a totally different respect because of his experience and success, and particularly here with this organization. That would have been a whole different circumstance that I would've been excited for as well. But I'm back with Mike and thrilled."

On what D'Antoni brings to this team...