Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni recently asked the team to pick up its option on him for the 2015-16 season, ESPN.com reported Saturday.
The two sides had conversations in the past 10 days and the Lakers decided to bring him back for next season, his third with the team, the Orange County Register reported on its website Friday night.
D'Antoni, 62, is reportedly seeking the extension so he does not enter next season with lame-duck status. However, no future meetings have been planned.
D'Antoni is reportedly frustrated the talks went slowly and he believes the lack of an extension will hurt his ability to have authority over the team next season.
The last year of D'Antoni's contract pays him $4 million. The 2015-16 team option is also worth $4 million.
The Lakers finished this season 27-55, D'Antoni's first full season as coach. He took over early in the 2012-13 season after Mike Brown was fired. It was the franchise's second-worst winning percentage (.329) in team history, the worst 82-game record in team history and lowest win total since the franchise moved from Minneapolis.
D'Antoni is 67-87 since taking over as coach.