If I were Jim Buss (thank God I'm not), I'd pull Mike into my office and say the following:
"Hey Mike, sit down. Make yourself comfortable, here's a canister of Pringles. So listen, I enjoy the thing you bring to the table - your relationship with Steve Nash. That thing is great, but you just aren't the voice of our team. So listen, let's amicably plan to buyout a piece of your contract and make you our 'lead' assistant coach. We are going to throw the Earth itself into a plan to obtain Jerry Sloan, Larry Brown, Jeff Van Gundy or PHIL...one of those gentlemen will be the individual that straightens out this team and encourages the roster to rise to it's obvious potential."
During the summer:
"The team played fantastic under our new leadership. Mike you are the weakest link, goodbye."