They could always change their mind, but if you believe the orange country register the decision has already been made, but D’Antoni hasn’t been told.
After 10 days of soul searching, the key figures in Lakers management are agreed on bringing back D’Antoni for a third season as coach, a source with knowledge of the deliberations told the Register.
The Lakers have yet to inform D’Antoni of anything, but they intend to keep him, absolving him of blame for the 27-55 finish without Bryant and Steve Nash for 141 of a possible 162 games.
The Lakers hold a club option for D’Antoni on the 2015-16 that D’Antoni would like to have picked up, but likely won’t be. So, if this report is true, he will be a lame duck coach next season.