Mike D’Antoni’s Job Reportedly is Safe

by January 25, 2013
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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.”