How FO deal with MDA is really going to set the tone for the next few years. If they keep him it shows they are just content with being a bottom playoff team and coasting on kobe. If they get rid of him then maybe that shows they are willing to put some real effort into this team.
I just can't see what the lakers reasoning could be to keep him. Their is no future with him. No matter the injuries he has shown he can't control a team, can't give players roles, and can't get anything but average play from his players.
His late season success last season was from a total overhaul of the offensive and defense strategy that goes completely against how he coaches. Also having kobe go 45+ mins a night and having to shorten his career to just get into the playoffs.