After one of their worst ever seasons in living memory, no one would argue with the LA Lakers head office if they were to fire Mike D'Antoni.
But despite his disastrous 22-42 record so far this season, it looks like the head coach is going to keep his job - for the time being at least.
Along with Mike Woodson of the New York Knicks, there is no other head coach currently occupying a hotter seat.
However, according to ESPN LA, it seems like D'Antoni is set to keep his job - until the end of the season at least.
"After a series of discussions following a stretch of historically bad losses this week, the Los Angeles Lakers do not believe 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, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com."
It is still up for debate about whether D'Antoni really should be fired or not.
Everybody can see that this Lakers roster is not anything special and where they sit right now is probably where that talent level deserves to be. Would bringing in a new man with 19 games left really change anything?
The Lakers aren't headed for the playoffs and not even Phil Jackson could get them there now.
The best they can hope for is a high pick in the draft and to pick up a young stud like Jabari Parker or Joel Embiid and couple them with Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and whatever free agency pickups they can muster in this off-season and the next to turn them into a playoff side.
D'Antoni is safe for now, the off-season is a whole different matter however.