Kobe Bryant wants the Los Angeles Lakers to hire a new coach for the 2014/15 season, and get rid of current boss Mike D’Antoni, according to reports in the U.S.
Bryant and the Lakers are enduring a torrid year in the NBA, and currently have an abysmal record of 22-42. The All-Star shooting guard has suffered from continuous injuries which have severely limited his game-time, and it now looks as though he will be sidelined for the rest of the campaign.
However, far from being content to simply ride out the rest of the season and go again next year, Bryant is reportedly hoping that the Lakers get rid of current head coach D’Antoni, and install a head coach with a fresh approach. Sources close to the player claim that the 35-year-old has no interest in playing under D’Antoni in the 2014/15 season.
This speculation comes after claims that the Lakers would be ridding themselves of D’Antoni due to his strained past with Carmelo Anthony. It’s thought the Los Angeles giants want to bring Anthony in as a free agent this year, but are wary that their current head coach’s position could hinder their chances.