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D'Antoni understand that there is and should be criticism even with the 319 injuries that were a sledgehammer to the roster.
D'Antoni hasn't met with Kupchak & LAL ownership about his own situation heading into next year yet. They'll take a bit of time away first.
D'Antoni said he will take an Easter holiday before discussing any job status further with Lakers management going forward.
UPDATE: Mike D'Antoni has been addressing the media for about 1 minute 48 seconds, and is yet to be fired. BK
Mike D'Antoni says he hasn't had a meeting about his fate with the Lakers. Says they'll take off for Easter and then regroup
D'Antoni said he and Kupchak have not discussed his future. First vacation, then get back together.
One of my favorite pictures of all-time. Ha, Steve Nash’s hair. http://t.co/Q7kpUfAgeh
Well, MarShon Brooks’ exit interview was fairly short. Head coach Mike D’Antoni will speak to the media in about 15 minutes.
After playing for 4 teams in his first 3 years in the league, MarShon Brooks admits his career is "at a crossroads."
Brooks: “I’m at the point where I’ve got to go earn a spot. And I don’t mind that at all.” An optimist if nothing else.
MarShon Brooks is the final exit interview. It’s been a tough year for him with multiple trades and limited playing time.
“You’re only as good as your opportunity” - MarShon Brooks on inconsistent minutes since being traded to L.A.
Marshon Brooks said he wants to find his way onto someone’s summer league team, then go from there.
Kendall Marshall’s contract with the Lakers goes through the 2013-14 season, but is non-guaranteed. He said he’d love to stick around.
Marshall acknowledged that he was “creeping” on Steve Nash all season, trying to emulate the PG, even recording Nash on his phone.
“I think I showed that I can run a team” - Kendall Marshall
Kendall Marshall: “I think I showed that I can run a team.“
Marshall realized he belonged, but recognizes making an impact requires that constant confidence and energy.
Kendall Marshall on Steve Nash: "It may sound weird, but I was creeping on Steve ... I video taped his pregame shooting on my phone"
Kendall Marshall is the 2nd-to-last exit interview: “The meeting went well. We talked about things they want me to get better at next year.”
And no, Mike D’Antoni hasn’t been fired. Mitch Kupchak mentioned that the team will take some time off before reviewing this season.
2013-14 merchandise sales: 1. Heat, 2. Lakers, 3, Bulls, 4. Thunder, 5. Knicks, 6. Celtics, 7. Nets, 8. Warriors, 9. Spurs, 10. Clippers.
s/o to them woman who be faithful to they pimpin. haa
my Nats struggling lately
Congrats Michael Hamilton on premiering @Nashmovie tonight. No small feet turning such a boring subject into a movie. Round of applause!
soo 3 of the greatest teams ALL TIME were in a 4yr span? hmm
Isiah Thomas' middle name is Lord.
Isaiah Thomas' middle name is Lord.
I can't take young Rodman serious. my earliest memory of him is tie-dye hair. completely diff dude
lmaoooo I'm weakk
"you want Mark in this situation? ...ok."
those Detroit Raider shirts ji tough
big Parrish gave Laimbeer a smoov 4pc combo
When Ryan Kelly was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 48th pick in last year’s draft, no one really knew who he was.
Day 1 of exit interviews are complete. Kendall Marshall, MarShon Brooks, Mike D’Antoni, & Mitch Kupchak will talk tomorrow starting at 9:30
That'll do it for today, folks. Kendall Marshall, MarShon Brooks, then Mike D'Antoni and Mitch Kupchak.
But Kelly is hoping for some sort of All-Rookie recognition. Imagine he’ll get it
Kelly on D'Antoni: "I love Coach D'Antoni … he let me play my game, gave me confidence … he stuck with guys that were playing best."
Ryan Kelly says “obviously there’s a lot of rookies that have had great seasons.” Uh-huh, ok.
Kelly is very aware of his strengths and limitations, and seems to get what he needs to do to stay in the NBA for a long time.
Often this season, when Kelly was open from 3 (he's 6-11, after all) he passed or wasn't ready to shoot. That'll definitely improve.
Kelly's focus is on becoming stronger and more athletic, and though he's already a good shooter, he needs to get better as a stretch 4.
Kelly said he doesn't feel like pick No. 48 represented his value, but there were the injury concerns (broken foot).
Kelly on his rookie season: "I think everyone was happy with the way I played this season as a rookie."
Sacre: "We went to a lot of dinners on the road, we went to a couple of movies. It wasn't a date, though, so don’t get that [confused]"
"He is like Ron Burgundy," Robert Sacre said. "Chris Kaman is his own breed."
My goodness, Rob Sacre just delivered an endorsement of Chris Kaman that should find its way to Kaman's LinkedIn page.
Robert Sacre: "Like Ron Burgundy, Chris Kaman is his own breed"
LAL re-signed Sacre before this season for a reason. It takes bigs longer to develop, and his rise has been steady in two seasons.
Sacre thinks he showed that he belonged in the NBA, which is rarely a reality for the 60th pick in the draft. His coaches agreed.
Wes Johnson said Kobe had defensive scouting reports of players on his phone. "He's a maniac with that."
Wes Johnson said Kobe keeps defensive notes on how to guard certain players in his cell phone: "He's a maniac with it"
"Flying around out there" is how Johnson described how he can and should play, whether at the 3 or the 4.
Johnson recognizes that his play was inconsistent, said he was "trying to find (his) niche" within the game. Still growing in that way.
Johnson suggested that Kupchak/D'Antoni saw encouraging signs from him, and that they wanted to see a greater level of consistency.
For those who don’t want Pau back, who’s the best big man available this summer? I honestly think it’s him and the Lakers need to re-sign.
I had no idea, but Meeks has apparently been finishing up credits to graduate from Kentucky this summer. “Cap and gown and everything.” AK
Meeks was Lakers' MVP this season. Really impressive. I'd say all things considered, Young is more likely to be back with Lakers than Meeks.
Jodie Meeks with a big smile talking about his summer plans: "Graduation (from Kentucky) is May 10th. Cap and gown and everything"
I'm convinced Meeks is more excited about graduating from Kentucky this summer than his free agency--which is cool.
Jodie Meeks is set to graduate from Kentucky on May 10. He's been plugging away at his degree in his NBA offseasons. Pretty cool.
Meeks said he's not too concerned about starting while weighing options. More about minutes and overall opportunity. AK