Silver Screen And Roll is reporting that Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni called and a held a team meeting on Friday that focused on direct communication.
The meeting obviously stemmed from some recent negative back and forth between D’Antoni and Lakers center Pau Gasol.
D’Antoni asked players to go directly to him with any issues they may have on the team instead of feeding media quotes expressing their frustrations, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.
D'Antoni held a team meeting Friday & urged Gasol or anyone else who had an issue with his coaching to speak to him directly, sources said.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) December 14, 2013
The back and forth between Gasol and D’Antoni isn’t new, and is a continuation from the frustating the beginning the two men had last season.
Gasol’s $19 million contract will expire this summer, but his future with the franchise remains uncertain.