Mike D'Antoni seeking team option

Updated: April 26, 2014, 12:51 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPN.com

During conversations with the Los Angeles Lakers over the past 10 days, embattled coach Mike D'Antoni has asked them to pick up the team option on the fourth year of his current contract, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com.

The motivation for D'Antoni's request is rooted in his desire for the authority to coach and ensure he won't enter next season as a lame duck whose job security is undermined by constant speculation about his future, the sources said.

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