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On the Hornets front office job opening

While former Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak is prominent in chatter about the Charlotte Hornets’ front office opening, he won’t be the only candidate. Another established name with interest is Detroit Pistons general manager Jeff Bower. Bower is No. 2 in the Pistons’ front office, working for Stan Van Gundy, who runs the basketball operation [...]

Hornets To Let GM Rich Cho Walk, Reportedly Considering Mitch Kupchak For Role

The Charlotte Hornets have opted to move their organization in a new direction. The team announced today that they will not grant general manager Rich Cho with a new contract after the 2017-2018 season wraps up. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was among the first to report the news revolving around the Hornets. Show More Summary

Michael Jordan is letting the Hornets’ GM go to pursue his UNC roommate, per report

Yep. The Charlotte Hornets are expected to pursue ex-Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The team announced on Tuesday that it declined to extend current GM Rich Cho’s contract, per Wojnarowski. According to the report, Charlotte will seek Buzz Peterson to serve as assistant GM. Show More Summary

Lakers' top brass agrees that Luke Walton is the coach of the future

In one day, 5 1/2 weeks ago, the two people who brought Luke Walton back to the Lakers were gone from their positions. That day general manager Mitch Kupchak was fired and Jim Buss was removed as the Lakers’ executive vice president of basketball operations. That kind of development might have...

Lakers hire former agent Rob Pelinka as new general manager

12 months agoBasketball / NBA : USAToday: NBA

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 yearNews : 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 yearSports : 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.

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