Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss meet with Mike D’Antoni, show support for his system

The Los Angeles Lakers were falling and falling after Wednesday night’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Literally everybody was calling for Mike D’Antoni to be fired. Not Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss, though. dantoni-lakers

According to the Los Angeles Times, the two Lakers decision makers met with their coach and showed him their support:

Thursday was a day off for the Lakers, a time to recover from an 0-3 trip after returning to Los Angeles early in the morning from Memphis.

But it was a very busy day for Mike D’Antoni.

The Lakers’ coach was given a vote of confidence during a face-to-face meeting with Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak and Executive Vice President Jim Buss, The Times has learned.

Despite a shaky start with the Lakers, D’Antoni was told to do whatever he wanted with the lineup. Buss and Kupchak support him.

He was told to do whatever was best for the offense. Buss and Kupchak support him.

D’Antoni followed up the meeting with a similar strategy in regards to his rotations, but the team responded differently tonight, beating the Utah Jazz 102-84Kobe Bryant led the way with 14 assists and Dwight Howard looked dominant on defense.

So, Buss and Kupchak support him. And, if the team can keep winning like they did tonight, so will everybody else.

Written by Ross Pickering

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