Category: Mitch Kupchak

Mitch Kupchak Doesn’t Believe Kobe Bryant’s Increased Minutes Led to His Achilles Injury

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

This season began with championship aspirations for the Lakers, but not much has gone according to plan. The Lakers have dealt with a lot of adversity that has threatened to derail those hopes. Changing coaches. Drama. Numerous injuries. It looked like getting to the playoffs would be an improbable task. Through it ...

Mitch Kupchak Breaks Down the Decision to Hire Mike D’Antoni Over Phil Jackson

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Perhaps we'll never truly know what all the parties were hoping, thinking or doing when it comes to the recent coaching situation with the Los Angeles Lakers. Every party -- new coach Mike D'Antoni, spurned coaching contender Phil Jackson and now Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak -- have given their take, ...

Mitch Kupchak Doesn’t Have a Clear Idea of What Orlando Wants to do About Dwight Howard

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

The Los Angeles Lakers have been extremely busy this offseason trying to retool their roster for another championship run. The biggest move has been the addition of Steve Nash but LA might not be done yet. As the Dwight Howard rumors continue to sweep through the NBA, the Lakers are ...

Los Angeles Lakers Ship Derek Fisher Out of Town for Ramon Sessions

Friday, March 16th, 2012

It's no secret that professional sports are a business. If you'd forgotten, Thursday was certainly a reminder with NBA teams taking full advantage of the trade deadline. That was the case in Los Angeles, where general manager Mitch Kupchak pulled off a couple of moves, the most notable of them ...

Mitch Kupchak On Hiring of Mike Brown as Lakers Coach, Kobe Bryant’s Reaction, and the Future of the Triangle Offense in LA

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Very interesting hire by the Los Angeles Lakers. Of course, transitioning from Phil Jackson to just about anybody is going to seem like a major downgrade, but considering several of the candidates out there floating around as potential replacements to the most decorated coach in NBA history, it was, to ...

Mitch Kupchak On Re-Signing Odom/Ariza, And Phil Jackson’s Status

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

The Lakers' championship run was intelligent to me because management didn't do anything drastic to change the team this season.  After last year's drubbing by the Celtics in the Finals, it wouldn't have been frowned upon if they made a significant move, but they sat back and said, 'These guys ...