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Mike D'Antoni Contract: Lakers Coach Jokes About Losing His Job

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni, left, yells at referee Bill Spooner during the first half of their NBA basketbal
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni, left, yells at referee Bill Spooner during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Even with the possibility the Lakers could miss the playoffs for the first time since 2005, coach Mike D'Antoni has kept his sense of humor.

Consider his response when a Sacramento reporter asked about possibly coaching his last game if the Kings move to Seattle.

"You mean because I might not be coaching anymore?" D'Antoni chuckled.

D'Antoni signed a four-year, $12 million deal with the Lakers, which hold a team option for his final season. The Lakers' front office has publicly supported him.

Has D'Antoni been told otherwise?

"I don't know anything," D'Antoni joked. "As a matter of fact, that could be the problem."

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