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Lakers News: GM Mitch Kupchak Agrees To Multi-Year Contract Extension

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It appears that GM Mitch Kupchak will be staying with the Los Angeles Lakers a little while longer with ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reporting that he’s agreed to a multiyear contract with the team:

The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a multiyear extension with general manager Mitch Kupchak, sources with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday night.

With the Lakers on the verge of completing one of the worst seasons in franchise history and continuing the rebuilding process this summer, the team wanted Kupchak in the fold moving forward.

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As arguably one of the best general managers in the league today, Kupchak was an apprentice of Jerry West’s during the end of the Showtime era in Los Angeles and proceeded to take over for the Laker legend in 2000.

Although it has been a rough couple of seasons for the Lakers, Kupchak’s contributions have been invaluable over the years. Many believe Kupchak is one of the best GMs in the NBA to work with and he’s played a major role in the team’s rebuilding process in the post Shaquille O’Neal era in Los Angeles.

Kupchak will have his work cut out for him moving forward as the team attempts to rebuild once again while dealing with an aging Kobe Bryant, a new CBA and an extremely competitive Western Conference.
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  • Ralph Punzalan

    Hopefully the first thing he does this offseason is fire D’antoni.

  • Jim213

    Let’s see what he pulls out this off season?

  • cyborgspider

    Congratulations, Mitch. You don’t get enough credit for the service you’ve given the Lakers. Now you’ve got the hopes and dreams of millions of Laker fans on your shoulders, I think you’re certainly up to it :)

  • independentbynature

    Does this mean Jimmy Buss will listen to him?

  • Joseph

    Hire this guy please Mitch.Save the Lakers from long term disaster.

  • Dillon

    At least we have a great GM in place for the long term.Mitch is the owner now.

  • J Taylor

    Keeping Mitch is the first step toward rebuilding and returning to Lakers’ standard.

    Three decisions loom on the horizon for the new Owners.

    - 2014 Coach
    - 2014 Draft
    - Free Agency

    Resigning Mitch is the first step toward success… Rebuilding around this year’s squad may be a stroke of genius if most of the players can be kept cheap.

    Mitch has very silently assembled a young squad of ex-lottery players.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Mitch is the Lakers front man and he is one of the best GM in sports IMO.Congrats.

  • tim

    Getting the culture right is everything. Jim has to understand that being a great leader is about making the tough decisions. With that being said. I have confidence that the Lakers organization will make the right decisions moving forward.

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