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Mitch Kupchak

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  • Lakers don't dwell on present lows in 145-130 loss to Houston

    It could always be worse. The Lakers could have been pounded into a sad corner of team history with Dwight Howard in Houston's lineup. So they got hit with the next worst thing, losing to the Rockets without the injured Howard, 145-130, and clinching...
  • Why firing Mike D'Antoni would make no sense for Lakers

    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....
  • Lakers' schedule is about to get harder

    And now for the truly hard part of the Lakers schedule. They might be tired of breaking badly almost every night. They might feel the weight of a rudderless season. As if Oklahoma City cares. As if San Antonio will be compassionate. The Lakers...
  • Mike D'Antoni says basketball has changed; analysts need to adapt

    Coach Mike D'Antoni, along with General Manager Mitch Kupchak, met with the team's players over the past 48 hours for exit interviews at the Lakers' practice facility. The job status of D'Antoni, who is under contract for next season, wasn't discussed....
  • Pau Gasol has leverage — but sure, he'd listen to a Lakers offer

    Pau Gasol has leverage — but sure, he'd listen to a Lakers offer
    Pau Gasol survived so many trade rumors over the years, including the one that really wasn't fabricated (David Stern, December 2011). Now he has all the leverage, becoming a free agent in July and enduring questions about his final days ever with the...
  • Trainer Gary Vitti suffers through a painful season with the Lakers

    Trainer Gary Vitti suffers through a painful season with the Lakers
    Gary Vitti's workspace at the Lakers' training facility is surrounded by a life-size skeleton, detailed charts of the human muscular system and books about tendons and ligaments. Lots of books. The medical library came in handy this season as the Lakers...
  • Mike D'Antoni resigns as Lakers coach

    Mike D'Antoni resigns as Lakers coach
    Embattled Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni has resigned after two seasons with the team, the Lakers announced Wednesday. D’Antoni had one more guaranteed year at $4 million but was dismayed when the Lakers declined to pick up his option for the...
  • For former college rivals in NBA, it's not unusual to hate your 'mate

    There was no getting past it. Ryan Kelly could be the best Lakers teammate Kendall Marshall ever had, and it still wouldn't compensate for two things. Kelly went to Duke. Marshall went to North Carolina. Those rivals go together about as well as...
  • Now isn't the time to fire Mike D'Antoni

    Now isn't the time to fire Mike D'Antoni
    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....
  • Lakers sign Kobe Bryant to a two-year contract extension

    Lakers sign Kobe Bryant to a two-year contract extension
    Kobe Bryant has signed a two-year extension with the Lakers. "This is a very happy day for Lakers fans and for the Lakers organization," General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Monday in a statement. "We’ve said all along that our priority and hope was...
  • Kobe Bryant thinks Lakers can still win a championship

    Kobe Bryant thinks Lakers can still win a championship
    Kobe Bryant, ever the optimist, still thinks the Lakers can win a championship. "It doesn't matter what anybody else is saying. That's the goal that we have," he said Saturday. Bryant, though, wouldn't be healthy enough to take part in the Lakers'...