Mike D’Antoni’s Job Reportedly is Safe

by January 25, 2013

Despite the Los Angeles’ Lakers ongoing and humiliating struggles this season, head coach Mike D’Antoni somehow remains off the hot seat. Per the OC Register: “There’s plenty of heat and speculation — and plenty for Mike D’Antoni to hash out as far as better utilizing his players, including 2013 free agent Dwight Howard — but I was told Thursday the Lakers are not considering a buyout or firing of D’Antoni as head coach. The Lakers signed D’Antoni to a three-year contract to replace Mike Brown, who was fired Nov. 9. D’Antoni is 12-20 as Lakers head coach. With the Lakers’ Jan. 15 victory over Milwaukee, D’Antoni got the 400th career victory of his NBA career — the 42nd in NBA history to do so, 34 of them with winning records, like D’Antoni. But D’Antoni hasn’t won a game since then.”