Mike D'Antoni plans to retain assistants Chuck Person, Steve Clifford and Eddie Jordan through the season.

"They're good coaches. I know almost all of them anyway. They work extremely hard. We are in a lot. I just felt like, 'They're here, they're good, why change it?'" D'Antoni said before the Lakers played the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

"I've known all of them and I've seen 'em work. They're coaches. They're very valuable in what they add. Their insights. The more insights you have, I think the better you are."

D'Antoni previously considered adding Nate McMillan to his staff, but it now appears that won't happen during the season.

"During the year? No, I think we're good. We don't need anybody,"D'Antoni said. "These guys are good. I'm not going to say that because it makes me feel good. These guys are good, they deserve to be here."