Although it appeared as though the Los Angeles Lakers were leaning towards keeping head coach Mike D’Antoni, they did not want to pick up his option for the 2015-16 season.
That is probably one of their major reasons D’Antoni decided to hand in his resignation on Wednesday night.
After the Lakers fired Mike Brown early last season, many thought they would hire Phil Jackson so the D’Antoni hire wasn’t popular.
As always, twitter is quickly reacting to the news.
I prefer to think of it as a “conscious uncoupling.” AK MT@ramonashelburne: Mike D’Antoni has resigned, source tells ESPN
— Kamenetzky Brothers (@KamBrothers) May 1, 2014
Curious to find out in coming days whether the Lakers really wanted D’Antoni back or called his bluff to get out of his deal.
— Kevin Pelton (@kpelton) May 1, 2014
Man, if one more person brings up Kaman in knocking D’Antoni…if Kaman could play, don’t you think Dallas would have kept him over Dalembert?
— Nate Jones (@JonesOnTheNBA) May 1, 2014
And my personal favorite…
Back in Phoenix you was the man, toni. RT @MikePradaSBN: D’amnToni
— Jared Wade (@Jared_Wade) May 1, 2014