TIME wrote:Battle Tested20 wrote:Doc Brown wrote:From Ramona Shelburne and Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com: "The Lakers do not believe that an in-season coaching change will help the team and remain inclined to support Mike D'Antoni over the final 19 games of the season."
D'Antoni's contract runs through 2014-15 and includes a team option for 2015-16. He earns $4 million annually. He will likely be the coach of the Lakers to begin next season as vice president of player personnel Jim Buss probably doesn't see the need to make a move.
I did not know that next year is a TEAM option for MDA, which I guess is sort of good news. Hopefully Mitch and or Jeanie can convince Jim to sign off on firing him when the season is over.
It's not. It runs through 2014-15 which is NEXT season. Then, the team holds an option to keep him for another year after that which is 2015-16.
damn... thats what I originally thought