HoopsHype Mike D'Antoni rumors

May 1, 2014 Updates

The Lakers, coming off their worst season (27-55) since moving to Los Angeles in 1960, said they will begin their coaching search immediately. What kind of coach they pick might depend on their luck in the NBA draft lottery on May 20. Here's a quick look at some possible coaching candidates, starting from the college ranks. John Calipari. Current job: University of Kentucky. NCAA record: 548-171, one title. NBA record: New Jersey Nets (72-112). Calipari was fired by the Nets in his third season, but his success at Memphis and Kentucky — including the Wildcats' title in 2012 with Anthony Davis — keep his name in the NBA coaching rumor mill. Los Angeles Times

April 30, 2014 Updates

Mike Trudell: The Lakers declined to pick up the option year (2015-16) on Mike D’Antoni’s contract, as D’Antoni and his agent had requested. D’Antoni met with Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss at the team’s facility, where the conversation resulting in D’Antoni resigning took place. Twitter @LakersReporter

April 29, 2014 Updates
April 26, 2014 Updates

Ready for Mike D’Antoni III? After 10 days of soul searching, the key figures in Lakers management are agreed on bringing back D’Antoni for a third season as coach, a source with knowledge of the deliberations told the Register. Orange County Register

The Lakers have yet to inform D’Antoni of anything, but they intend to keep him, absolving him of blame for the 27-55 finish without Bryant and Steve Nash for 141 of a possible 162 games. Orange County Register

Marc J. Spears: Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni is hopeful about meeting with GM Mitch Kupchak next week, a source tells Yahoo, but still no date has been set. Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

During conversations with the Los Angeles Lakers over the past 10 days, embattled coach Mike D'Antoni has asked them to pick up the team option on the fourth year of his current contract, sources with knowledge of the situation have told ESPN.com. ESPN.com

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