Mitch Kupchak denied a report that indicated his exit interview conversation with Dwight Howard included the impending free agent venting about Mike D'Antoni.

Howard met with Kupchak privately after also meeting with both he and D'Antoni. 

"To be honest with you, I wouldn’t let it go there anyway," said Kupchak about letting a player dictate the Lakers' coaching situation. 

Kupchak has worked to gain the trust of Howard during the 12-13 season, which he has by all accounts.

"I'm not saying they don't have differences like with any coach or any player," said Kupchak. "I don't think it's anything that goes beyond."