The headline is somewhat misleading. For Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, the only burning question is what to do about that acid reflux he must surely be experiencing. The problems the Lakers are facing are not burning, they're incendiary. Show More Summary
Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak recently confirmed head coach Mike D'Antoni would return to the sidelines for the Lakers next season via ESPN), which all but guarantees that regardless of what happens with player movement the Lakers will probably be outside of the NBA Finals picture again. Show More Summary
How did a Los Angeles Lakers season that started off with such high hopes and anticipation end in such heartbreak? It was only late last summer when GM Mitch Kupchak engineered improbable deals to bring both Steve Nash and Dwight Howard to Los Angeles. Show More Summary
There was plenty of blame to go around for the historically disappointing Los Angeles Lakers in 2012-13. A superheroic offseason effort by Mitch Kupchak netted L.A. a real life "Fantastic Four" as Steve Nash and Dwight Howard joined forces with a pair of champions, Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol. Show More Summary
Kobe Bryant plays many different roles for the Los Angeles Lakers, but general manager is not one of them. Still, the postseason plan the Mamba laid out during his exit interview is one that Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak would be wise to follow: add length, speed and athleticism to this aging roster (via Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times). Show More Summary
Kobe Bryant says it is 'very important' for the soon-to-be free agent to come back, and General Manager Mitch Kupchak says he's optimistic. Pau Gasol doesn't get strong indication of his future. There's unanimity within the Lakers. Kobe Bryant and General Manager Mitch Kupchak both want Dwight Howard to return.
Great way to end a season.
Phil Jackson is reportedly "itching" for a return to the NBA, but if and when he does come back, it won't be to replace Mike D'Antoni as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers next season. Speaking with Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLosAngeles.com,...Show More Summary
'I think he's done a great job,' L.A. general manager says of coach. 'There's been no discussions otherwise.' Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni will be back next season, General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Wednesday.
The Lakers missed Kobe Bryant’s physical presence, but they sensed his influence permeate the locker room. Before Saturday’s practice, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak shared with the team a 30-second video on his cell phone that showed Bryant outlining how the Lakers could win their 17th NBA championship without their star because of a torn left [...]
The Lakers' superstar was going to do everything he could to get the team in the playoffs, even if it meant extending his body beyond what it could handle. Neither Mike D'Antoni nor Mitch Kupchak could stop him. Earlier this season,Show More Summary
Star guard will be out six to nine months because of a torn Achilles' tendon. GM Mitch Kupchak says team hasn't discussed 'amnesty' possibility. TV cameramen yelled and cursed at each other as dozens of reporters scrambled to get an interview with Gary Vitti.
Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has addressed the notion that the team could amnesty Kobe Bryant after he tore his Achilles tendon against the Golden State Warriors on Friday night. He's said that it's not an option....Show More Summary
This is what Lakers fans thought they were getting back in August when Mitch Kupchak pulled off a series of moves bringing Dwight Howard, Steve Nash and various other pieces to Los Angeles. No, not falling into a 25-point hole. Rather clawing their way out of it and in the process showing all the reasons Laker Nation were excited about this team. Show More Summary
Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak spoke more candidly than usual in a recent radio interview, but his comments still do not explain the perplexing decision to hire Mike D’Antoni over Phil Jackson. Kupchak spoke with bestselling author John Feinstein on CBS Radio and discussed recently deceased Lakers owner Jerry Buss. Show More Summary
The Los Angeles Lakers attacked the 2012 offseason with a determination to add as much win-now talent as was humanly possible. While many assumed the team was looking to build a championship contender for the final few seasons of Kobe...Show More Summary
The Los Angeles Lakers know how important Dwight Howard is to the future of their franchise, and the smartest thing they've done this season is expressing it publicly. Per ESPN's Dan McMenamin, general manager Mitch Kupchak told The Herd With Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio: "Dwight is our future." Sensible Lakers fans should know that's the case. Show More Summary
The NBA trade deadline came and went without the Los Angeles Lakers making any moves at all. General manager Mitch Kupchak went on national radio and made it clear that Dwight Howard wasn't going anywhere. He also conceded that given Pau Gasol's injury, he was not going to be dealt at this juncture. Show More Summary
With the NBA trade deadline approaching at 3 p.m. EST, one player is going nowhere: Unless General Manager Mitch Kupchak is the world’s best bluffer, the Los Angeles Lakers will hold onto Dwight Howard. “We’ve been very consistent,” Kupchak said … Continue reading ?
During an interview with ESPN's Colin Cowherd, Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak made the team's intentions very clear (via ESPN Los Angeles). Kupchak referred to Dwight Howard with two words—"our future." Contrary toShow More Summary