Mike D’Antoni To Remain Head Coach Of Lakers

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The orange country register is reporting that Mike D’Antoni will be retained as L.A. Lakers head coach. 

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 Steve Nash 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?

Paul Gasol is unlikely to return to L.A. now, along with a report that Kobe Bryant has “no interest” in playing for D’Antoni.

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