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Mitch Kupchak: Lakers coach needs to get the most out of Kobe Bryant
Mitch Kupchak: Lakers coach needs to get the most out of 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 during a conference call with reporters. A key element in the selection process will be how the Lakers' next coach plans to use 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. Bryant was less outspoken, perhaps because he played only six games...

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