Do you remember when Shaquille O’Neal had his jersey retired at the Staples Center and the Lakers fans were chanting, “We want Phil,” as in Phil Jackson? Well apparently the fans vote for Phil Jackson to come back as the Lakers head coach is falling on the team’s general manager Mitch Kupchak.
Kupchak told the Los Angeles Times that D’Antoni has nothing to worry about in regards to his job security. The Lakers GM said, “Yeah, he’s back. I think he’s done a great job. There’s been no discussions otherwise. He’s made adjustments. He’s been flexible. He’s evaluated how he coaches as the season 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.”
Earlier this year D’Antoni coaching was under heavy criticism from the Los Angeles fans and media. The Lakers had a record of 12-20 in D’Antoni’s first 32 games as head coach. Regardless of what the media or fans were saying Kupchak and t