D’Antoni Assuring Lakers Won’t ‘Jump Ship’

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Even though the Los Angeles Lakers became the first team in the league to be eliminated from playoff contention last week, coach Mike D’Antoni’s message hasn’t changed for the rest of the way.

“We’ve been talking about it the whole time, just trying to be better, trying to play better and making sure we don’t jump ship,” D’Antoni said before the team practiced Monday. “Everybody stay and just make as good of a showing as we can and compete. Guys got their futures to work for and we’re going to try to help them.”

via Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles