Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 4/18/13
Los Angeles Lakers fans can take their pipe dreams of Phil Jackson making a triumphant return and toss it away because it won’t be happening. According to a story via Pro Basketball Talk, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, told the Los Angeles Times that head coach Mike D’Antoni will be returning to the helm next season. “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.” I’ve seen some in the media and even Lakers fans on Twitter, appoint D’Antoni as the scapegoat for the Lakers troubles throughout the season, although, he inherited a team that was embroiled in controversy and to be frank, incredibly flawed. Did he have some turbulent months while in charge? Absolutely, bu
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