Lakers News: Mike D'Antoni celebrates "small victories" this season

In Lakers news tonight, Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni is attempting to put a positive spin on what has been a dismal 2013-14 NBA season for the Lakers.

Per Nick Barbarino of, with information obtained from Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times, D'Antoni wants to keep the positive parts of this season in the forefront of his mind as he reflects on the season as a whole --

“You’ve got to be careful because if you get in these situations it doesn’t help to swing wildly and just take everybody down,” D’Antoni said. “You’ve got to get through it, you’ve got to look for small victories, you’ve got to look to the bright side of things, understanding that it’s not pleasant for anybody to go through.”

D'Antoni has had to look on the "bright side of things" a lot this season, with injuries to key players such as Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash forcing the coach to adapt his philosophy and rotations on the fly.

Rumors are conflicting over whether the Lakers will retain Mike D'Antoni at the end of the season, with the court of public opinion leaning toward releasing the former Phoenix Suns head coach.

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