This is what happens when you preside over the WORST LOSS IN LAKERS HISTORY and the lowest winning percentage for the team since it moved to L.A. in 1960.
Keeping Mike D'Antoni isn't the dumbest move the Lakers could make, though.
Firing him would be. At least right now.
There is no point in installing an interim coach in a season that has become such an epic fail that now the more losses, the better for draft lottery purposes. So what if
The unfortunate truth is that the Lakers are probably locked into at least one more awful season and might as well drag D’Antoni along for the ride. With
No matter whom the Lakers draft this summer, that player is probably not going to make them playoff contenders next season, even alongside a healthy
This is not to say that D’Antoni is the long-term coaching answer for the Lakers because he’s obviously not. He doesn't communicate properly with players, doesn't coach defense and doesn't do enough to shake his team out of soul-sucking losses such as its 48-point debacle against the