I don't think he was the right fit.
He wasn't fired for going 1-4
He was fired for never really installing a very good offense all of last year and then being swept in the 2nd round. Whether that was fair or not can be debated.
The truth of the matter is, this Lakers team is really old and stiff with no bench. Having a bench of Farmar, Ariza, and Shannon Brown would look like the 92 Dream Team compared to this Lakers' bench. Everything they do comes out of the half court. They literally have no one that scares anybody in the fast break. You saw it on Wednesday. The Jazz clearly had a gear that they didn't. Our bigs were faster, more explosive, and a greater threat on the break than their SFs. How many times did Ron Artest get stuffed despite having breakaway layups/dunks? I remember both Hayward and Foye made him look silly. Never knew Foye was such a dominate shot blocker... Even Kanter had more breakaway dunks than their guards. Kanter folks. Kanter.
So I don't think it really matters who they have coach them. D'Antoni, JSlo, or Phil Jackson... They just cannot keep up with the younger, quicker, and more explosive team in the west. That's why that CP3 trade hurt them so badly.