If this were true, which I don't really believe because it all looks like a PR stunt to make MDA look good, then it would only solidify the fact that MDA has zero control over this team. He has always been afraid of confrontation, and you can't have that from your head coach. You can't be afraid of displeasing your players if you even want to be considered a contender. You can give D'Antoni a star-studded roster, but if he's inept and afraid of pissing off the stars of that team, then he's useless whenever we face some sort of adversity.
We're not going to sniff a championship anytime soon with D'Antoni as head coach, hopefully he's gone within the next year.