He will be getting paid anyway, so who better to coach a bad team? Some Lakers fans were undoubtedly hoping General Manager Mitch Kupchak would pull a Pat Haden and meet his embattled coach on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport late Thursday night before he could board the team plane and coach another game.
Mike D'Antoni's job as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers is safe. For now, anyway. According to ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak met separately with D'Antoni and team owner/vice president of player personnel Jim Buss following L.A.'s 142-94 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday. Show More Summary
The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for guard Steve Blake, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Bazemore, 24, has appeared in 44 games for the Warriors this season, averaging 2.3 points in 6.1 minutes per game. In his two NBA [...]
Los Angeles Lakers owner Jim Buss, general manager Mitch Kupchak and the rest of the team’s front office will be faced with the arduous task of putting a championship-caliber supporting cast around future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant during 2014 free agency. Show More Summary
Kevin Durant scores 43 points to rally Oklahoma City to 107-103 win after Mitch Kupchak gives Mike D'Antoni another vote of confidence. The Lakers won't tank, according to General Manager Mitch Kupchak.
If Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak decides to deal Chris Kaman prior to the Feb. 20 trade deadline, the center has a message for him: He doesn't care. Here's what Kaman had to say when asked about the potential of being traded, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles: I don't care, I honestly don't care. Show More Summary
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Shawne Williams to a 10-day contract, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.
Appearing on SiriusXM NBA Radio (subscription required) on Wednesday, Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak offered a mixed take on a terrible season, saying, "Unfortunately, we're going to have a good draft pick this year." Kupchak...Show More Summary
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Manny Harris to a second 10-day contract, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. In five games with the Lakers this season, Harris is averaging 6.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 20.9 minutes. Before signing his first 10-Day contract with the Lakers on January 16th, Harris [...]
Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has been struck by the NBA's version of Cupid's arrow, and it's left him enamored with Nick Young. Swaggy P signed a two-year contract with Los Angeles over the summer—with a player option for 2014-15—worth just over $1.1 million this season. Show More Summary
Mitch Kupchak holds the keys to the Los Angeles Lakers' uncertain future, and he's starting to reveal some of them. The general manager kept most of his cards close to his chest during a sit-down interview with Lakers.com's Mike Trudell,...Show More Summary
The mission for Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, if he chooses to accept it, is to build a contender around Kobe Bryant in his last two years with the team. That's not quite mission impossible, but it's going to be tough. Show More Summary
Boy should we feel stupid. All along, we've just assumed Pau Gasol would be the Los Angeles Lakers safety net this summer. We were wrong. He could leave the Lakers on his own. General manager Mitch Kupchak and friends will presumably know more than we do heading into the offseason. Show More Summary
Kobe Bryant and the L.A. Lakers have agreed to a 2 year contract extension, according to the Lakers organization. General Manager Mitch Kupchak made the announcement Monday morning. The contract extension comes just days after Kobe returned to the practice floor for the Lakers. Show More Summary
(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed All-Star guard Kobe Bryant to a 2-year contract extension. General manager Mitch Kupchak made the announcement Monday, ending speculation that Bryant could end up with another team after this season. Show More Summary
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Kobe Bryant to a two-year contract extension, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released.
The Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant like each other. They really like each other. And want to stick together. And have put it in writing. General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that the Lakers have signed Bryant to a two-year contract extension. “This is a very happy day for Lakers fans and for the Lakers organization,” [...]
Why yes, Los Angeles Lakers general manager, Mitch Kupchak, does hold grudges. Speaking at an event for Lakers season-ticket holders, Kupchak took the opportunity to laud NBA commissioner David Stern, who will retire this February, for...Show More Summary
GM Mitch Kupchak says Lakers won't know what kind of team they have until Kobe Bryant returns from Achilles' tendon injury. Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Sunday he does not anticipate Kobe Bryant returning from his Achilles' tendon injury within the next two weeks.
As the former Laker returns to Staples Center to face the Clippers, his team is 3-0, he is spry instead of hobbled, and he has a huge new contract. Dwight Howard walked past Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak in that Staples Center tunnel last spring and never really stopped, the allure of less pressure and a permanent honeymoon triggering a Texas two-step.