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Jeanie Buss may clean house in Lakers’ front office

Jeanie Buss may be preparing to clean house in the Lakers’ front office amid the team’s struggles. Such a move would entail pushing her brother Jim out from his executive role, getting rid of GM Mitch Kupchak, and potentially bringing Phil Jackson back to the Lakers, according to some informed speculation. ESPN NBA insider Stephen A. Smith shared the information on the radio...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

It's official: The Lakers are even more pitiful than the 76ers

The Los Angeles Lakers entered this season with extremely low expectations. How low is subjective, considering the team's general manager, Mitch Kupchak, signed several solid veterans to help a 37-year-old (relatively healthy) Kobe Bryant guide L.A.'s three promising recent draft picks: D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson.But it's February, and right now the Lakers...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Trying To Work Trade Market

Mitch Kupchak initiated trade calls a few weeks ago looking for ways to improve the Los Angeles Lakers. "There was a flurry of phone calls a couple of weeks ago, most of which I initiated," said Kupchak, who explained the Lakers "have to be careful with what we do. Most of the teams that would have interest in our players would have interest in our young players and we covet our...
Via RealGM
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Mitch Kupchak: Lakers prioritizing Kobe Bryant farewell over youth development

Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak admitted that the franchise will be prioritizing Kobe Bryant’s farewell over developing their younger players this season. Kupchak told ESPN.com’s Baxter Holmes that the 8-28 Lakers are going to keep giving Bryant minutes so he can say goodbye, even if it’s to the detriment of younger players. “Under normal circumstances [in a season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Mitch Kupchak: Lakers can’t move on until Kobe leaves

If Kobe Bryant had any other name, he wouldn’t be playing 30.4 minutes per night for the Los Angeles Lakers. However, the team is awful, and Lakers fans want to see their legend one more time. But that means the franchise willingly accepts the fact it’s going to lose a couple games it shouldn’t, which is a tough situation for general manager Mitch Kupchak. Eric Pincus of the Los...
Via Sportsnaut
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: A chance at the “ultimate” three

Pandemonium has officially hit the NBA with Lebron James’ decision to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat. The front offices of all 32 NBA teams are driving themselves insane trying to figure out how to lure the King out of South Beach and lead them to an NBA championship. The July 1st free agency period with future Hall of Fame franchise players Carmelo Anthony, Kevin...
Via isportsweb.com
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Final 2014 Lakers mock draft

The Los Angeles Lakers first major decision of the offseason looms ahead as the 2014 NBA draft kicks off June 26th. Mitch Kupchak and the Buss family have decided to wait until after the draft to select their new coach, which leaves the team in an interesting predicament with the 7thpick. There are rumors swirling that the team is shopping the pick with Steve Nash’s expiring contract...
Via isportsweb.com
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak admits draft lottery may determine kind of coach team hires

The NBA’s Draft Lottery on May 20th could turn out to be a pretty important day in the history of the Los Angeles Lakers franchise: Not only could the purple and gold find themselves being catapulted into the top three of June’s 26th draft, but they could also end up hiring their new head coach based on their upcoming selection. In an interview with Mike Trudell from Lakers.com...
Via Lakerholicz.com
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Roy Williams as the next head coach?

Roy Williams (Photo Credit: Gerry Broome A/P) As if the potential list of coaches for the Los Angeles Lakers vacant coaching position wasn’t long enough, another name has been added to the list– Roy Williams. Roy Williams is currently the head coach of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. He has held that role since 2003. Prior to coaching the Tar Heels, Williams was the...
Via isportsweb.com
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak says team will determine Mike D’Antoni’s future “in the near future”

So, will Mike D’Antoni stay or will he go? While many fans of the Los Angeles Lakers would like to see the coach fired as soon as possible, Mitch Kupchak indicated during his exit interview on Friday that the team would allow some time to pass before they meet with D’Antoni to determine his future with the franchise. “Mike [D’Antoni] mentioned that he’s going to go out...
Via Lakerholicz.com
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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