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.
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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