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A key to becoming next Lakers coach? Know how to use Kobe Bryant
A key to becoming next Lakers coach? Know how to use Kobe Bryant

The Lakers are slowly moving toward finding a new head coach. Very slowly. "I would not anticipate hiring a coach in the next two or three weeks," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Wednesday in a conference call with reporters. But a key element in the selection process will be how the Lakers' next coach employs an aging Kobe Bryant. Bryant and former Coach Mike D'Antoni never saw eye to eye on the way to run an offense. D'Antoni wanted to go with a small-ball approach while Bryant, and veteran Pau Gasol, preferred a more traditional post-up scheme. Gasol criticized it openly while Bryant was less verbose, presumably because he played only six games...

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