Feb 16, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant speaks during a press conference before the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Kobe Bryant wants a say in choosing Lakers next head coach


The Los Angeles Lakers are looking for another head coach, and this time superstar Kobe Bryant wants a say in who they pick to replace Mike D’Antoni.

From Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles:

Bryant hopes the Lakers will sing a different tune than they have in the past when it comes to consulting him about hiring a coach.

“On the last two they didn’t,” Bryant said, referring to Mike Brown and D’Antoni, who both failed to endure the length of the initial contracts they signed with the Lakers before parting ways. “On the third one, I’m hoping they do.”

While Bryant cares about D’Antoni’s replacement, he was pretty uninterested in D’Antoni’s departure telling Jimmy Kimmel on his show that he honestly “didn’t care.”

“Mike was dealt a really bad hand in dealing with all the injuries that he had here,” Bryant said, via Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles. “This is a tough place, man. If you’re not winning, you’re not going to survive, man.”

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