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Mitch Kupchak

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  • Lakers start summer over salary cap, look to create spending power

    Lakers start summer over salary cap, look to create spending power
    The Lakers might have enough money to sign New York Knicks free-agent Carmelo Anthony, but starting the summer, the Lakers are still over the NBA's salary cap. How is that possible with only four players under contract? Each and every Lakers' free...
  • Lakers go Hollywood in meeting with Carmelo Anthony

    Lakers go Hollywood in meeting with Carmelo Anthony
    The Lakers went Hollywood in their 2½-hour meeting Thursday with free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony. Big time. Executives from Anschutz Entertainment Group and Time Warner Cable pitched him on the size and scope of the Los Angeles market. Movie producer...
  • Lakers pitch Carmelo Anthony, Kupchak to meet with LeBron James' agent

    Lakers pitch Carmelo Anthony, Kupchak to meet with LeBron James' agent
    The Lakers made their pitch to Carmelo Anthony on Thursday afternoon with a flash of Hollywood, an appeal to the future, and hope that a connection was made. Then two of their officials hopped on a private jet and headed to Cleveland to meet with LeBron...
  • No World Cup for U.S., but not for lack of effort

    I've never played soccer, I'm not a dedicated fan and I'm strictly a layman in my understanding of the game. However, Tim Howard's performance against Belgium ranks as one of the greatest solo feats I've ever witnessed in team sports, alongside Kellen...
  • Lakers keep playing the free-agent market with a sense of urgency

    Lakers keep playing the free-agent market with a sense of urgency
    Patience doesn't come easy for the Lakers. First-round playoff knockouts lead to Kobe Bryant trade-me rants. Horribly one-sided NBA Finals losses segue into the dispersal of Shaquille O'Neal and Phil Jackson, two of the best ever in their craft....
  • Lakers stay patient as Carmelo Anthony mulls over options

    Day No. 8 came and went without a commitment from Carmelo Anthony. To the Lakers. To the New York Knicks. The Chicago Bulls. To anybody. He remained "torn" on his decision, the New York Daily News attributed to an unnamed friend of Anthony's, and...
  • Teams continue to wait for Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James

    How confusing has this whole free-agency thing become? Not even the Zen Master is entirely certain of the future. New York Knicks President Phil Jackson remained confident Carmelo Anthony would re-sign with the Knicks but hadn't spoken to the high-...
  • Lakers speak fondly of the late Jack Ramsay

    Lakers speak fondly of the late Jack Ramsay
    The NBA lost one of its elder statesmen on Monday with the passing of Hall of Fame basketball coach Jack Ramsay. The former Portland Trail Blazers coach, and 1977 NBA champion, lost a long battle to cancer, dying in his sleep at age 89. "I’ve...
  • James Worthy to represent Lakers at next month's draft lottery

    James Worthy to represent Lakers at next month's draft lottery
    James Worthy will represent the Lakers at the May 20 draft lottery, a Lakers spokesman said Wednesday. The team considered sending team governor Jeanie Buss, who represented the Lakers the last time they were in the lottery (2005), and also General...
  • 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...
  • Embattled Mike D'Antoni resigns as the Lakers' coach

    Embattled Mike D'Antoni resigns as the Lakers' coach
    Mike D'Antoni resigned Wednesday as the Lakers' coach, ending a tumultuous two-year run with the team and putting a finishing touch on one of their worst seasons ever. D'Antoni had one more guaranteed year for $4 million but was dismayed when the Lakers...