Lakers Rumors: D’Antoni Won’t Take Marshall Job, Returning To Lakers? Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="138"] The speculation continues to swirl about the immediate future of head coach Mike D'Antoni. The fans are livid about the result of thi [new_royalslider id="138"] The speculation continues to swirl about the immediate future of head coach Mike D'Antoni. The fans are livid about the result of thi Rating: 0
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Lakers Rumors: D’Antoni Won’t Take Marshall Job, Returning To Lakers?

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The speculation continues to swirl about the immediate future of head coach Mike D’Antoni. The fans are livid about the result of this season and want change immediately, but D’Antoni has one more year guaranteed in his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Once the exit meetings came to a close last week, GM Mitch Kupchak let it be known that D’Antoni has two more years left on his deal (last year team option). Kupchak said he and Jim Buss will take some time off and will talk about D’Antoni’s future in a few weeks.

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Apparently, D’Antoni’s future may not be as uncertain as once thought. A report surfaced on Tuesday night about Marshall University moving on in their search for a head coach because D’Antoni is remaining with the Lakers according to the Charleston Daily Mail:

Sources told the Charleston Daily Mail on Tuesday afternoon that D’Antoni will remain the head coach of the Lakers and, thus, will not be in position to accept the vacant Herd hoops job.

D’Antoni is staying put. Hamrick is moving on.

After the season mercifully came to an end for the Lakers, the consensus was that few could do a better job than D’Antoni given the circumstances. The Lakers were ripped apart by injuries over the last two years with this season being worse than the last.

Along with dealing with nonstop criticism for enforcing his style of play, D’Antoni had to deal with losing Dwight Howard in free agency, Steve Nash playing in only a handful of games and Kobe Bryant suffering another season-ending injury only six games after returning from a torn Achilles tendon.

Although the fans have not been fond of D’Antoni ever since he was hired over Phil Jackson last season, the Lakers brass may have been sympathetic and willing to let him return for at least one more season. Nothing is confirmed as of yet, but signs appear to be pointing to D’Antoni returning.
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  • Lewis

    Anthony Tolliver is a Mike D’Antoni type of center.Antic is his guy.Bonner is his dream center.Gotta shoot the 3 pointer to play for MDA so Steve Novak step right up…Mike D’Antoni is a gimmick coach that will never win shit never ever.

  • Lewis

    Lakers better part ways with Mike D’Antoni or else they will regret keeping him…

  • Lewis

    Damn Marshall is a stupid school anyways so what fire MDA anyways.He sucks balls.

  • Carter

    Lakers must Fire that loser Mike Dumbphony!

  • Veeri R Rich

    makes no difference, they won’t win any way…..

  • marisela

    yahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yes

  • Joseph Apohen

    With Mike coming back, we just lost our bigs (Pau, Hill, and Kaman too.). This is why he was developing Sacre to become an allstar. We will be trading for Isaiah Thomas and Nate Robinson and bring back Spud Webb for small ball.

  • JAN

    Who would be a full blown retard and give this guy another chance? He has no idea how to coach a team he will just ruin everything and shit on your legacy fucking fire him god damn lakers were so embarrassing this season because of this guy

  • Speedy

    If he does, I’m not watching nor attending Lakers games.

  • Carlos

    Did injuries prevent them from playing defense? Sorry ass Dumtoni!! Get out of LA! And take Jim Buss with you!!

  • ken

    not surprising

  • http://growingforward.net Scott Asai

    Can’t believe Marshall was stupid enough to offer MDA a multi-year contract…oh wait, the Lakers are even stupider for keeping him!

  • Manny

    Nobody takes the Lakers seriously anymore.Since Mike D’Antoni started coaching the Lakers every announcer laughs at the Lakers and they all snicker and make jokes ripping the Lakers a new one everytime.The Lakers have lost all credibility since Mike D’Antoni started coaching this team.Now the announcers pointed out how unprofessional the Lakers players dress coming to the arena they come dressed like the bums that they are they have no dress code from MDA and they all should be in a suit and tie and dress and act respectful.Also Kobe and Nash hardly ever sat on the bench to support their teammates that’s a clear lack of discipline by the coach.This is a matter of respect and this team has no respect and they have no class since stupid classless Mike D’Antoni started coaching.D’Antoni looks like he buys his suits from the Goodwill store what a scumbag.

  • Manny

    Fire Mike.

  • bandaidcuts

    fire the moronic son and all his hires!

  • Jay Brodes

    this is very bad news!!! WTF!!!

  • Michael Hilton

    What should the Lakers do?
    Fire D’Antoni

    Keep D’Antoni

    Total votes: 1,338

    Bleacher Report poll.I voted to fire him.

    • independentbynature

      Most of that 6.3% are probably Clippers fans.

  • Lakers4Life

    No worries folks, sources say Dumbtoni will be fired very soon. Just stay put and await the great news my fellow Laker fans!

  • Alex

    If the have decided to bring him back , why haven’t they announced it? Let’s hope it is because they are going to fire his stubborn ass.

  • quickster007

    Oh, well Kobe will be asking the Lakers to trade him to the Knicks.

  • Paul

    Mike D’Antoni is a snake in the grass.The Lakers are snake bitten by the snake Mike D’Antoni and he won’t stop biting the Lakers until nothing is left to bite.He can’t be trusted.Snake in the grass Mike D’Antoni.

  • Marc

    Come on idiot Buss kids fire that son of a bitch Mike D’Asstoni The Phony.SMH

  • Fallen Saint

    D’antoni has to go…….the lack of respect by the players as well as the fans will lead to another loosing season. Lakers have to make a change, to try to bring stability. Jim isn’t going anywhere, so D’antoni has to go. Next will be Kupchek…….after that it will be only jim to blame. D’antoni run and gun style might work to get you in playoffs, but you will never win a championship. Showtime wasn’t run and gun. It was defense with some fast breaks and lots of passing.

    Trade your draft pick get love, bring in chris bosh and let thug nation rise. Bring in Artest at minimum and tell Barnes to come back to a real team. And while your at it call back ariza.


  • purplerain53

    If Dumbtoni stay, most of our FA’s will choose to leave and no one big name free agent will sign with us.He is a loser. We don’t need another season like this one.

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  • Sylvia Ross

    dantoni, Must go one dantoni down and one to go. Please hurry and fire this sorry azz playground coach.

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