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After being knocked out of the playoffs on Sunday night, the Los Angeles Lakers wrap up the season with their annual exit interviews. Players first meet with Mitch Kupchak and Mike D’Antoni, before then taking questions from the media. Click here to see a list of all the interviews added so far.
Mike D’Antoni‘s first year in Los Angeles was far from easy: he came in to take over a struggling team just days into the start of the 2012-13 regular season and was faced with major injury problems all year long. He also received a lot of criticism for his style of play, initially outlawing post-plays. He also found it hard to win over disappointed fans who thought Phil Jackson would be coming in for the fired Mike Brown.
In his exit interview, D’Antoni reflected on a strange season, the roster moves the franchise will try to make this summer and what he expects the team to play like next year.