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Mitch Kupchak

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  • 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...
  • Lakers beat Utah Jazz, 119-104, and attitude is 'Thanks but no tanks'

    SALT LAKE CITY — Poor Lakers. They lose even when they win. They hammered the similarly woeful Utah Jazz on Monday, 119-104, but damaged their lottery percentages for the draft. If the Lakers had lost, Utah would have caught them (and Boston) in...
  • Mitch Kupchak won't discuss Mike D'Antoni's future with Lakers

    SALT LAKE CITY¬†— Mitch Kupchak paused for several seconds. It wasn't an easy question to answer. What will be Mike D'Antoni's fate? Finally, the Lakers' general manager spoke briefly about the Lakers' coach. "I'm not going to discuss Mike...
  • Given the chance, Jordan Farmar says he'll be a Laker next season

    The Lakers have two games left before they wrap a miserable regular season. Despite the team's down year, point guard Jordan Farmar said if it was up to him, he'd be back next season with the franchise. "Of course, I'd be a Laker," he said after the...
  • Lakers' 'rough year' continues with 102-90 loss to Grizzlies

    The Lakers gave out gas cards, fast-food coupons and casino getaways on fan appreciation night. They couldn't give their fans a victory, much like the rest of the season. The Memphis Grizzlies needed a win to help stay in playoff contention and got...
  • T.J. Simers: Hanging with the Clippers

    LOS ANGELES I was given the choice of covering the Kentucky Derby and just maybe the Triple Crown, or following the Clippers wherever they go in the playoffs. I guess it's not that important if anyone reads what I write. Third choice was writing about...
  • Lakers GM Kupchak gets multiyear contract extension

    Lakers GM Kupchak gets multiyear contract extension
    Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak signed a new contract that will keep him with the same franchise for more than 30 years. Kupchak, who joined the Lakers in 1986 and replaced Jerry West as general manager in 2000, has guided the franchise...
  • Lakers give Mitch Kupchak a multiyear contract extension

    Lakers give Mitch Kupchak a multiyear contract extension
    Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak will have the opportunity to rebuild the Lakers (25-53) after agreeing to a multiyear contract extension. Kupchak has served as the team's general manager since 2001, winning four titles on his watch. Now the...
  • Zen and Phil Jackson's art of rebuilding the Knicks

    For four years in the late 1990s and the turn of the century, Heat-Knicks was the most riveting rivalry in sports. It hasn't quite been the same since, with the Heat bottoming out in 2007-08 and the Knicks never able to measure up to Miami during the Big...
  • 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...
  • Lakers: Calipari is not our next coach

    Lakers: Calipari is not our next coach
    Is John Calipari heading from the Bluegrass State to Hollywood? Former Kentucky basketball star Rex Chapman tweeted Monday that Calipari, the Wildcats' coach, would be the Los Angeles Lakers' next coach. The Lakers moved quickly to deny the report,...