My three suggestions for the Lakers Head Coach role post-Mike D’Antoni? [Next season, and the future]
As the season of horrors slowly comes to a grinding halt, the Lakers management team will be seeking means to ensure that we do not see a repeat of the difficulties of this campaign next year. For those Lakers fans hoping for the immediate end to the “D’Antoni-era”, Thursday’s comments from Mike Bresnahan do not present encouraging signs.
They [Lakers FO] think he’s a capable coach and don’t want to be known as a franchise that lacks coaching stability. – LA Times
The growing animosity towards the head coach from injured shooting guard Kobe Bryant also became apparent this week. Sporting News‘ sources have stated that…
Bryant has “no interest” in playing for D’Antoni next season, and wants a new coach in place for the 2014-15 season.
Whatever future Mike D’Antoni has in Los Angeles, he’ll face the scepticism of millions of Lakers fans this off-season. However, this wariness is only validated if alternative options exist for the role should it become vacant. Now we have seen Phil Jackson land his long-desired front office position in New York, who could be a go-to man at the end of D’Antoni’s coaching tenure, however soon or far away that date may be?