The Lakers icon described alleged "backstabbing" by GM Rob Pelinka and removal of decision-making power. "I gotta step aside," he concluded.
Saunders, 33, took over for Minnesota after the team fired Tom Thibodeau in January and posted a 17-25 record.
"I want to be a part of a championship here," D'Antoni told ESPN on Sunday.
MVP contender Giannis Antetokounmpo is confident the Milwaukee Bucks will raise their game in Toronto on Tuesday.
Guard Andre Iguodala's calf scan came back as negative but he is questionable for a Game 4 that could settle the Western Conference Finals.
Kawhi Leonard was not going to let an injury slow him down as he helped the Toronto Raptors to victory in Game 3.
The Toronto Raptors' role players stepped up in Game 3 against the Milwaukee Bucks.
“I’m feeling alright,” Leonard said. “This is playoff basketball. Everybody is hurting. Just have to keep fighting.”
Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard played down the significance of his rib injury.
Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors reduced the Milwaukee Bucks' lead to 2-1 in the NBA playoff series thanks to Sunday's victory.