Some feel that the struggles the Los Angeles Lakers have faced this season can be -- at least partly -- attributed to head coach Mike D'Antoni. General manager Mitch Kupchak doesn't share that belief, as he told reporters -- including Mike Breshahan of The Los Angeles Times -- that D'Antoni will return to coach the team next season.
Kupchak endorsed D'Antoni, noting that he feels the coach has "done a great job."
"Yeah, he's back. I think he's done a great job," Kupchak told The Times. "There's been no discussions otherwise. He's made adjustments. He's been flexible. He's evaluated how he coaches as the season's progressed. He's listened to the players. He's very easy to work with and we think in particular since the meeting the day of the Memphis game, yeah."