Kobe Bryant expressed apathy about the departure of Mike D'Antoni, but he would like to take an active role in choosing the next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.

"Honestly, I didn't care," Bryant said about D'Antoni's decision to step down and accept a buyout.

Bryant wasn't consulted by the Lakers in picking Mike Brown and D'Antoni.

"On the last two they didn't," Bryant said. "On the third one, I'm hoping they do."

Bryant said he doesn't want the team to play favorites when it comes to picking its coach.

"Honestly, it's not really about whether the players like the coach or not," Bryant said. "It's really about getting results. Liking somebody and those results don't necessarily go hand-in-hand.

"Sometimes when a coach is driving you, you don't necessarily like it, but it's a part of the process, and then once you win, everybody is buddy-buddy after that."