Good news, Lakers fans. It appears that your team is looking to retain Mike D’Antoni as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.
It looks like that, even though the Lakers (25-49) are on an unprecedented pace this season (in a bad way), D’Antoni is still in the good graces of the Lakers front office. Either that or, you know, the Lakers don’t want to waste what looks to be another bad season (next year) on a good coach.
D’Antoni has one more guaranteed season left on his Lakers contract, and the club is leaning toward retaining him despite some privately disgruntled players and massive public disdain. It’s not clear which way the Lakers will go with him.
In other words, they’ll let D’Antoni struggle through another season before firing him just prior to the much talked about summer of 2015. Which I guess is better way of doing things rather than hiring a new coach this season, only to find out that Kevin Love (or any other top free agent) doesn’t want to play for said coach in 2015.
Either way, it looks like the Lakers could to get another season of Mr. Pringles.