Lakers Head Coach Mike D’Antoni Resigns

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Mike D’Antoni has resigned as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers the team announced Wednesday afternoon.

D’Antoni had essentially drawn a line in the sand, saying he wanted the Lakers to pick up the option year (2015-2016) on his contract and wanted more input on how the Lakers are built, according to sources.

“Given the circumstances, I don’t know that anybody could have done a better job than Mike did the past two seasons,” said Kupchak in a statement published on “On behalf of the Lakers, we thank Mike for the work ethic, professionalism and positive attitude that he brought to the team every day. We wish him the best of luck.”

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