Although many Los Angeles Lakers, including power forward Pau Gasol, center Chris Kaman and power forward Jordan Hill were quite unhappy with the way they were used under head coach Mike D’Antoni, others enjoyed playing for him.
D’Antoni’s offense has never been big man friendly but point guards often thrive in it (See Steve Nash and his two MVP awards).
That’s why Jordan Farmar is one player who was sad to see D’Antoni go, saying he didn’t “get a fair chance with all the injuries to the team that he hand to go through.”
However, that hasn’t changed Farmar’s mind about wanting to return to the Lakers next season.
“I want to be a Laker,” Farmar told this newspaper (The Los Angeles Daily News) in a phone interview via Mark Medina. “I like playing for Mike. Whether it’s Phil Jackson, Mike D’Antoni or whoever else coaches this team, that won’t deter me from wanting to be a Laker.”
Farmar was one of the players suffering through injuries, missing 41 games this season. He averaged 10.1 points, 4.9 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game on the season.