If true, The front office is definitely open to letting him go this summer...
Stephen A. Smith is back at it again.
Earlier in the week he said that Dwight Howard wants Phil Jackson as his coach. Now he’s saying that Jim Buss thought about firing Mike D’Antoni until the team went on a run to end the season:
“Jim Buss had literally contemplated letting D’Antoni go prior to the end of this season until the Lakers went on that run, and then [Buss] shifted gears and said ‘I can’t let him go.’”
After getting off to a horrible 17-25 start, the Los Angeles Lakers went on a 28-12 run to finish the year and ended up in the 7th spot in the Western Conference. They were eventually swept out of the playoffs by the San Antonio Spurs, though the injury bug really bit them in the end so the result wasn’t all that surprising.