Kobe Bryant says Lakers had his ‘approval’ to hire Mike D’Antoni

Bryant says team executive Jim Buss asked him his opinion. He says he endorsed ‘offensive genius’ D’Antoni before he knew Phil Jackson was in running, and he told Buss he liked that option too.

Kobe Bryant didn’t envision Mike D’Antoni becoming the Lakers’ next coach. Neither did his teammates.

Kobe Bryant says Lakers had his ‘approval’ to hire Mike D’Antoni