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Lakers Coach D'Antoni On His Future, 'Ludicrous' That His Style Of Play Causes Injuries

At 2014 Lakers exit interviews, head coach Mike D'Antoni says that the theory his style of play causes more injuries is 'ludicrous.' Plus, does he think he'll be the Lakers head coach next year? Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World http://Lakers

Orange County Register

D'Antoni's fate with Lakers left undetermined

EL SEGUNDO – Those who couldn’t wait for the day Mike D’Antoni left town got their wish Friday. The Lakers coach went on a short vacation. Those who want to see D’Antoni fired, however, will have to keep waiting. D’Antoni and General...

Lakers Nation

Lakers Pau Gasol Acknowledges 'Misunderstandings' With D'Antoni, Looking Forward To Free Agency

Pau Gasol, at 2014 Lakers exit interviews, is looking forward to being in charge of his own future. He acknowledges misunderstandings with Mike D'Antoni and thinks a coach will be a factor but not sure how big. Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the Wor

Los Angeles Times

Pau Gasol has leverage — but sure, he'd listen to a Lakers offer

Gasol, who'll be a free agent, sees himself playing at a high level for several more years. He's among Lakers who met with GM Mitch Kupchak and Coach Mike D'Antoni.Pau Gasol survived so many trade rumors over the years, including the one that really wasn't fabricated (David Stern, December 2011).

Los Angeles Times

Mike D'Antoni's future to be a big part of Lakers off-season suspense

Coach Mike D'Antoni says he'll be talking with execs Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss. But with 12 Lakers expected to be free agents, there'll be decisions 'on about a million things,' D'Antoni says. SAN ANTONIO — Mike D'Antoni might have coached his last game with the Lakers on Wednesday. Or he might return for the final guaranteed year of his contract.

Lakers Now | Los Angeles Times

Jordan Hill is just one of the Lakers' many free agents

Several Lakers players each spent 20 to 30 minutes with Coach Mike D'Antoni and General Manager Mitch Kupchak on Thursday in individual "exit meetings."

Lakers Now | Los Angeles Times

Jordan Farmar wants to return to Lakers after 'asterisk' season

Jordan Farmar met with General Manager Mitch Kupchak and Coach Mike D'Antoni on Thursday at the Lakers' practice facility for his exit interview.

Lakers Now | Los Angeles Times

Chris Kaman acknowledges frustration with Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni

Veteran center Chris Kaman opened the annual end-of-season Lakers' exit interview at the team's practice facility in El Segundo on Thursday.

Lakers Now | Los Angeles Times

Steve Nash still hopes he can be a healthy contributor for Lakers

Steve Nash visited with General Manager Mitch Kupchak and Coach Mike D'Antoni at the Lakers' practice facility in El Segundo on Thursday for his exit meeting after a disappointing 2013-14 season.

Orlando Sentinel

Stan Van Gundy: Calipari has more NBA talent at Kentucky than if he went to the Lakers

Stan Van Gundy: John Calipari has more NBA talent at Kentucky than if he went to the Lakers ... Would Kentucky coach go NBA?

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Season is over, but is D'Antoni?

SAN ANTONIO -- The Los Angeles Lakers won on Wednesday, bookending the season with a win over the league's No. 1 team in the San Antonio Spurs much the same way they started things off with a surprising win over the Los Angeles Clippers on opening night. You wouldn't know it from talking to Mike D'Antoni after the game. The coach stood in the cramped AT&T Center hallway outside the visitor's locker room looking as glum as Eeyore, sounding as beaten as an old rug.


Kentucky's Coach Calipari Joins the Debate Desk

Coach Calipari joins ESPN First Take's Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless to give his take on "one-and-done" players and address the rumors of his interest in the Lakers.

Salt Lake Tribune

Williams sidelined as Jazz play host to L.A. Lakers

Utah’s Marvin Williams will miss his third straight game Monday night, when the Jazz close their home season against the Los Angeles Lakers. Tip-off at EnergySolutions Arena is 7 p.m. The game will be carried on Root Sports television. Wiliams, who averages 9.1 points and 5.1 rebounds, won’t play against the Lakers because of a bruised left knee. According to coach Tyrone Corbin, the Jazz will start Trey Burke, Alec Burks, Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter against Los Angeles. The J...

Los Angeles Times

Mitch Kupchak won't discuss Mike D'Antoni's future with Lakers

General manager says there is no timetable for a decision on whether the coach will return next season.SALT LAKE CITY — Mitch Kupchak paused for several seconds. It wasn't an easy question to answer.

Spurs Nation | San Antonio Express-News

To rest, or not to rest?

The Spurs have nothing to play for in their final two regular season games, against Houston and the Lakers. But while resting his key players might seem like the obvious choice for coach Gregg Popovich, he's also loath to lose the edge they've built during a 62-win season on the eve of the postseason.

Lakers Blog | Orange County Register

D'Antoni stays positive, has support of Young, Meeks

EL SEGUNDO – Last year, Mike D’Antoni coached a team hyped as the next dynasty to a first-round playoff exit. Now he is riding out the wave of the worst season in Los Angeles Lakers history. But the second-year Lakers coach is still managing to...

San Jose Mercury News

Warriors' Lee expected to face Lakers

Golden State Warriors forward David Lee is expected to play Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers and come off the bench in his return from injury, according to coach Mark Jackson.

Memphis Commercial-Appeal

Geoff Calkins: Grizzlies hit road for make-or-break games

In the wake of the Memphis Grizzlies’ win over the Philadelphia 76ers Friday, head coach Dave Joerger was asked about the team’s preparation for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Los Angeles Times

Not even John Wooden could have helped these Lakers, Steve Nash says

Nash comes to the defense of Mike D'Antoni, who also was his coach in Phoenix when he won MVP awards. He says change and injuries doomed the Lakers this season.It came during a pause in the national anthem, loud and clear.

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Rapid Reaction: Rockets 145, Lakers 130

LOS ANGELES -- Dwight Howard missed his sixth straight game Tuesday because of a left ankle injury. Kobe Bryant missed his 53rd in a row because of his left knee. That reunion between the former testy teammates will have to wait until next season. Much like Lakers fans are left waiting until next season for a lot of things. A healthy roster? An impressive draft prospect? A new coach? It all remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, this season's squad set the bar low.

Los Angeles Times

Lakers' Mike D'Antoni uses humor to keep sanity

Coach tries not to be caught in the gloom and doom of a forgettable season.Mike D'Antoni thinks of it this way: don't make a bad situation worse.

CSN Washington

Ex-Kentucky great: Calipari to Lakers 'done deal'

No need to wait for those John Calipari coaching rumors. Former Kentucky great Rex Chapman says Coach Cal is headed to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Orange County Register

Lakers' D'Antoni brushes aside Calipari rumor

EL SEGUNDO – Mike D’Antoni doesn’t have a Twitter account, but the Lakers coach didn’t need one Monday night to learn of a tweet that set the basketball world on fire and predicted the end of the coach’s tenure in Los Angeles. Before...

Bulls Blog | Chicago Breaking Sports

Lakers: Calipari is not our next coach

Is John Calipari heading from the Bluegrass State to Hollywood?

Lakers Now | Los Angeles Times

Rex Chapman expects John Calipari to be Kentucky coach next season

Where will John Calipari be coaching next season?  Will he leave the Kentucky Wildcats to join the Lakers?

Orange County Register

Clippers secure home court after beating Lakers

LOS ANGELES – When the NBA season began, the Clippers players and Coach Doc Rivers kept a constant eye on the future – one, they hoped, would include the organization’s first NBA championship. And though it came against what likely will be the...

Dallas Mavericks Blog | ESPN Dallas

DeJuan Blair delivers for Mavs

SACRAMENTO – Coach Rick Carlisle insisted Friday night that DeJuan Blair wasn’t a forgotten man in the Mavericks’ rotation. Two days later, Blair came up big. Blair banged for six points and nine rebounds and drew a key charge in 17 minutes during Sunday’s 93-91 win over the Sacramento Kings. It was the most playing time in almost a month for Blair, who got double-digit minutes only twice in the previous 11 games. He didn’t take off his warmups in two of those games, including Friday night’s win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Lakers come in as underdogs vs. Clippers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Hearing Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni rattle off a list of the Los Angeles Clippers' best qualities made the chasm between the two teams these days abundantly clear. "Good players, No. 1 ...," D'Antoni said after practice Saturday as the Lakers prepped to face the Clippers for the first time since suffering the worst loss in franchise history, a 48-point drubbing by their city cohabitants on March 6. On paper, the Lakers have good players too, only most of them won't be playing Sunday with Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Steve Nash, Chris Kaman, Jordan Farmar and...

Lakers Now | Los Angeles Times

Lakers should target Connecticut's Kevin Ollie as next head coach

The NCAA's Final Four kicks off Saturday with the seventh-seeded Connecticut Huskies looking to upset the top-seeded Florida Gators, while the second-seeded Wisconsin Badgers will try to hold off the eighth-seeded Kentucky Wildcats.

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Xavier Henry out for rest of the season

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- First Kobe Bryant. Now Xavier Henry. Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said Friday that Henry will miss the remaining seven games of the regular season because of persistent pain stemming from a torn ligament in his left wrist and a bone bruise and abnormality of the meniscus in his right knee. "He's out for good," said D'Antoni. "It's time to get his surgeries. He's got a couple of them coming up and he needs to get a jumpstart on the summer time.

Lakers Now | Los Angeles Times

Lakers' Chris Kaman takes up for Coach Mike D'Antoni

Chris Kaman got the start Tuesday night, playing alongside Pau Gasol in are rare move by Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni, who prefers a smaller lineup.