The Los Angeles Lakers know one thing – they’re going to have to pay head coach Mike D’Antoni upwards of $4 million dollars next season, no matter if he’s on the sidelines or not.
Because of that, it doesn’t appear the Lakers are in a rush to kick D’Antoni out the door as the team said they have no timetable on a decision regarding his future with the team.
“I’m not going to discuss Mike other than to say there is no timetable for any type of decision. So there’s really nothing to share,” Kupchak told The Times.
The Lakers seem to be in a bit of unknown territory right now.
Not only is being at the bottom of the league unusual, but the fact that so many promising free agents will potentially be available next offseason, do the Lakers simply play out the 2014-15 season and attempt to strike gold before the 2015-16 season? Or do they eat into their salary cap (and coaching money) by making moves this offseason?