I put in a plug the other day for Mike D'Antoni as the new Laker coach, and the Busses seem to have thought the same way. The Zen Master was under discussion, but was asking a lot to come back according to reports, so the plan B was the best available veteran coach currently unemployed. D'Antoni does have a working relationship with Kobe from his coaching of the US national team and had Steve Nash as his coach-on-the-floor during his Phoenix stint.
Meanwhile, Weekend at Bernies worked well, as Bickerstaff went 2-0 as an interim. Whether he'll stay on with the new regime remains to be seen.