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Los Angeles Lakers: Time to embrace the tank?

Although these times in the course of history have been rare and few, now is not a good time to be a Los Angeles Lakers fan. The franchise with the most wins in NBA history is now heading towards its second consecutive losing season, the first time that’s happened since 1976. The team’s star for the last decade is starting to wear down and talks about his possible retirement...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak’s 15-Year-Old Daughter Dies After ‘Lengthy Illness’

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The 15-year-old daughter of Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has died. The team said Alina Claire Kupchak died Monday after a lengthy illness. No other details were provided. The Lakers said Kupchak and his wife, Claire, expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of love, support, thoughts and prayers. The couple has an 18-year-old son, Maxwell...
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January 05, 2015  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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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

Mitch Kupchak reiterates that Lakers may not use all available cap space this summer

Just because you have money doesn’t mean you have to spend it. That’s how the Los Angeles Lakers are thinking right now. The purple and gold are set to have the most cap space they’ve had in decades in just a few months’ time, yet that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll use it all up at once. “I don’t think that we’ll use our cap money to patch together a team for...
Via Lakerholicz.com
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mitch Kupchak discusses 2014 NBA Draft; says top 10 prospects are the best he’s seen “in a long time”

In any ordinary season for the Los Angeles Lakers, Mitch Kupchak talking about the top ten NBA Draft prospects in early January would be unheard of. However, this isn’t an ordinary season. The Lakers are currently sat at 14-23 which would likely land them the ninth pick in June’s draft if the lottery was held today, or maybe even a top three selection if the ping pong balls...
Via Lakerholicz.com
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak gives Mike D'Antoni a vote of confidence

The Lakers, currently 14-22, started the season with low expectations.  That was even before they were hit with the injury bug for the second straight season which has resulted in inconsistent play and embarrassing losses to some of the NBA’s worst.   Despite the team being tied for the second most losses in the Western Conference, speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Lakers General...
Via Laker Nation
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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