Found April 18, 2013 on NBA Injury News:
Some feel that the struggles the Los Angeles Lakers have faced this season can be -- at least partly -- attributed to head coach Mike D'Antoni. General manager Mitch Kupchak doesn't share that belief, as he told reporters -- including Mike Breshahan of The Los Angeles Times -- that D'Antoni will return to coach the team next season.Kupchak endorsed D'Antoni, noting that he feels the coach has "done a great job.""Yeah, he's back. I think he's done a great job," Kupchak told The Times. "There's been no discussions otherwise. He's made adjustments. He's been flexible. He's evaluated how he coaches as the season's progressed. He's listened to the players. He's very easy to work with and we think in particular since the meeting the day of the Memphis game, yeah."Since taking over the Lakers, D'Antoni has gone 40-32. He's had to deal with several injuries, including those to point guard Steve Nash and center Dwight Howard, and of course Kobe Bryant's season-ending torn Achilles'. They've also played better of late, running off a 28-12 string that has helped them claim the No. 7 seed in the NBA Playoffs.Follow @hoopsinjurynews
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