Despite overseeing the worst season in franchise history, the will bring Mike D’Antoni back for the 2014-15 season, .
After 10 days of soul searching, the key figures in Lakers management are agreed on bringing back D’Antoni for a third season as coach, a source with knowledge of the deliberations told the Register.
The Lakers have yet to inform D’Antoni of anything, but they intend to keep him, absolving him of blame for the 27-55 finish without Bryant and for 141 of a possible 162 games.
The decision to retain D’Antoni will certainly be an unpopular one with the fanbase, but the question is, how will existing players respond? , who is a free agent this summer, that D’Antoni’s system isn’t his cup of tea.
“I’ve never concealed the fact that D’Antoni’s style doesn’t suitalanta defender Jose Luis Palomino admits they have an exciting few months ahead.The Oribici broke up before the winter break with a 5-0 rout of AC Milan.Palomino told TMW: “We know it was important to win after last week’s defeat against Bologna, my game,” Gasol wrote. “I don’t know if my decision will be swayed by whether Mike stays or leaves. Obviously, the coach is a very important factor for any team.”
And late in the season, spoke candidly about not being OK with another lame duck season, that he has “no interest” in playing for D’Antoni.
However, general manager that Kobe would not be consulted on D’Antoni’s future.
“We won’t consult with him,” Kupchak said. “OuSunday’s big game.Aldridge wrote for the Liverpool Echo: “Pep Guardiola couldn’t wait to ramp up the so-called mind games ahead this Sunday’s huge game at Anfield, could he?”His own players would still have been warming down after their own hard-fougr decisions going forward — we’re not going to do knee-jerk stuff. We’ll let the season end, and take some time. We’ve got a lot of injuries and surgeries to sort through. That’s a lot to accomplish. We have the draft coming up.
The question is what the Lakers’ motivation is in bringing back D’Antoni. It’s hard to blame him for the miserable 2013-14 season with the injuries the team dealt with, along with the generally bad roster he was having to coach. But do the dknapp says Liverpool have already sewn up the Premier League title.Liverpool opened up a nine-point lead over champions Manchester City with victory over their rivals at Anfield earlier this month, and Redknapp sees no way back for Pep Guardiola’s mLakers want D’Antoni back to coach a contender, or is the intention to have him serve as a lame duck coach as his contract dries up and the Lakers find more cap space?
Here’s the truth: D’Antoni can coach. He proved it in Phoenix, and at times, with a generally awful Laker roster, was able to coax some decent basketball out of a bad team. In Laker land though, patience often runs thin and while Kupchak doesn’t want to knee-jerk, a slow start to next season and he may not have an option.
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