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Lakers hire former agent Rob Pelinka as new general manager

Pelinka got the job shortly after Jeanie Buss fired GM Mitch Kupchak and her brother Jim.        

Former GM Mitch Kupchak disappointed he won't get to help players 'win in the Laker tradition'

Former Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak regrets most that he won’t be able to see this through. In a statement issued Wednesday, Kupchak thanked all those he worked with and expressed faith that the team he assembled will go on to win “in the Laker tradition.” “I would like to thank the Buss...

Lakers’ Housecleaning Hands Reins to Magic Johnson

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

Jeanie Buss, the team president, ousted her brother from his job as the head of basketball operations and fired the longtime general manager, Mitch Kupchak.

The Lakers must not have seen these Magic Johnson tweets before putting him in charge

The Lakers made sweeping changes to their front office Tuesday, pushing out basketball operations chief Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak in favor of Magic Johnson. The dramatic moves lead to this important question: Have the Lakers ever looked at Johnson’s Twitter feed? The question is worth asking because Johnson has long been something […]

Lakers shake-up: Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired

The Los Angeles Lakers have fired general manager Mitch Kupchak and put Magic Johnson in charge of basketball operations        

Lakers hire Magic Johnson, fire Mitch Kupchak

Los Angeles Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss announced today that the team has named Earvin “Magic” Johnson as President of Basketball Operations. In addition, General Manager Mitch Kupchak has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately. Furthermore, Jim Buss will no longer hold his role as Lakers Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations. “Today I took a series of [...]

Magic Johnson Tweets His Way Into Job He's Unqualified For

last monthSports : Deadspin

The Los Angeles Lakers named Magic Johnson president of basketball operations this afternoon, fired longtime general manager Mitch Kupchak, and kicked team co-owner Jim Buss back upstairs by relieving him of his EVP of basketball operations title, radically transforming the team’s basketball decisionmaking apparatus. Read more...

Lakers fire Kupchak, put Magic in charge of basketball ops

The Los Angeles Lakers have fired general manager Mitch Kupchak and put Magic Johnson in charge of basketball operations in a major shake-up of the struggling franchise's front office        

Magic Johnson is Lakers' new president of basketball operations; Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss fired

Lakers legend Magic Johnson has been promoted to president of basketball operations, the team announced Tuesday. Mitch Kupchak has been relieved of his duties as general manager, and Jim Buss no longer will serve as the executive vice president of basketball operations. “Today I took a series of...

Los Angeles Lakers fire GM Mitch Kupchak, name Magic Johnson President of Basketball Operations

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers have fired general manager Mitch Kupchak and put Magic Johnson in charge of basketball operations in a major shake-up of the struggling franchise's front office.

L.A. Lakers Fire Mitch Kupchak, Remove Jim Buss ... Magic Johnson In Charge

MASSIVE SHAKE-UP with the L.A. Lakers... Jeanie Buss just FIRED General Manager Mitch Kupchak and booted her brother Jim Buss from his role as Exec. Vice President of Basketball Operations.  Magic Johnson is the new President of Basketball…

Mitch Kupchak says trade talks could be more meaningful this year because of increased Lakers talent

As the NBA trade deadline approaches on March 1, the Lakers have their ears open.   “We are active, yes,” General Manager Mitch Kupchak said. “We’re active every year. … Quite frankly compared to the last three or four years, we have a lot of talent on this roster that I think a lot of people have...

Lakers exercise contract options on D`Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Larry Nance Jr

The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their team options for the 2017-18 season on forwards Larry Nance Jr. and Julius Randle, and guard D’Angelo Russell, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Nance Jr., selected with the 27th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, appeared in 63 games (22 starts) in his rookie season, [...]

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak wants to win more this season, but won't set a specific target

Sometimes Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak is glad he’s up in his office instead of down on the practice court where the millennials he’s employed are practicing with their loud music blaring. “Some of it has to be censored, so we have to be careful who else is in the gym,” the 62-year-old...

Lakers sign forward Auguste

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Zach Auguste, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.

Lakers sign Yi Jianlian

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward/center Yi Jianlian, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.

Lakers sign Yi Jianlian

Forward Yi Jianlian is back in the NBA. The Lakers officially signed him today. “We’re excited to have a player of his worldwide accomplishments,” said Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak. “We look forward to bringing him to training camp and hopefully having him make an impact on our team.” The Lakers frontcourt revolves around Luol Deng, Julius [...]

Lakers sign Timofey Mozgov

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed center Timofey Mozgov, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Mozgov’s deal is reportedly a $65 million dollar contract over four years. Those are bigger dollar numbers than were expected for him. “Timofey is a player who has shown the ability to change the game at the defensive end, [...]

Bulls trade Jose Calderon to Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired José Calderón and two future second round draft picks from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for the draft rights to Ater Majok, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. “Not only is José an elite shooter, he is also an established and versatile player whose skill and professionalism [...]

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