The San Antonio Spurs finished the 13-14 regular season with the best efficiency differential in the NBA with a mark of +8.1. The Spurs scored 110.5 points per 100 possession while allowing 102.4 points per 100 possessions.
The Los Angeles Clippers ranked second, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors.
The Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns round out the top-10.
Mike D'Antoni will discuss the future with Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss during the Los Angeles Lakers' exit interviews on Friday.
D'Antoni has one year remaining on his contract worth $4 million, plus a team option for the following season.
"The next step will be to sit down with Jim (Buss) and all them and Mitch (Kupchak) at the end of the year and talk things out, see where things are," D'Antoni said Wednesday.
"We haven't talked. So, that will be done in the next couple days and then we'll just see."
D'Antoni deadpanned he would miss "nothing" from his season but discussed the players and some of their growth.
"You forge individual relationships that have been great," D'Antoni said. "Watching Robert (Sacre) improve, or the personality of Nick (Young) and Ryan (Kelly). There's a lot. I could go through the whole thing, I just went with a few guys, but those are the things that you remember. I think about any season, you remember your relationships ... I remember some great memories with guys and moments that we've had."
Mitch Kupchak recently signed an extension to remain general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers, suggesting the working relationship with Jim Buss is strong.
Buss offers his analytical input while Kupchak runs the front office.
"It's unfortunate the way the organization, since Dr. (Jerry) Buss has passed, at times has been portrayed, because that's not the case at all," Kupchak said. "Everybody in there is working hard, responsible, showing up on time, staying late. We're all on the same page. Really, nothing's changed except the perception—which I understand.
"We lost an icon of an owner, and it's going to take some time for everybody to have that trust now that he's gone. But we'll earn it. I'm not worried about it."
The Lakers are in the lottery this season.
"You're basically judged on production, which is fair," Kupchak said. "Wins and losses. It's fair. Nobody really cares how well you work together, how organized the office is. When you're not winning, and an icon like Dr. Buss passes away, then they're going to say things must be amiss—which couldn't be further from the truth."
The Los Angeles Lakers will not solicit the opinion of Kobe Bryant when evaluating whether or not to retain Mike D'Antoni.
"We won't consult with him," said Mitch Kupchak. "Our decisions going forward — we're not going to do knee-jerk stuff. We'll let the season end, and take some time. We've got a lot of injuries and surgeries to sort through. That's a lot to accomplish. We have the draft coming up?"
The Lakers don't have clarity on D'Antoni's future and appear likely to wait until the lottery, possibly the draft and free agency before making a final decision.
"I told Jimmy (Buss) let's get to the end season, take some time off…then review the season," said Kupchak. "Look at our roster. I mean we have a plan. We've aligned our contracts in such a way where we're at a position where we're not financially stuck. But there's a lot we don't know. We don't know where we're going to get our pick. Are we going to be sixth, are we going to be eighth, are we going to be two or three? We don't know. We know who may be a free agent, but we don't know for sure until June 30.
So we know a lot, and we're set up to take advantage of the situations — whether it's to make a trade, take back a player, get a good draft choice, pursue free agency. But once again, it's a different world than it was 20 years ago. And as much as we'd like to be very competitive and competing for a championship next year, it may or may not happen, ok?"
D'Antoni is under contract next season with the Lakers.