November 16, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Former pro basketball player "Julius Dr. J" Irving sits next to Los Angeles Lakers Mitch Kupchak during the ceremony unveiling the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Los Angeles Lakers renew GM Mitch Kupchak’s contract


Before they even finished polishing off their worst season in franchise history, the Los Angeles Lakers decided that it was the perfect time to renew general manager Mitch Kupchak’s contract.

Of course.

According to ESPN, the Lakers and Kupchak agreed to a multiyear contract extension on Tuesday night.

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

Kupchak has presided over four NBA championships since succeeding Jerry West as the Lakers general manager in 2000. He has been with the organization since retiring as a player in 1986.

Then again, Kupchak has had his fair share of success with the Lakers. He’s won titles, has been able to hold on to Kobe Bryant and did sign Swaggy P.

The latter in itself deserves a raise in the very least.

Still, it’ll be interesting to see how the Lakers move going forward. The Lakers need to find a new face of the franchise (assuming Robert Sacre and Ryan Kelly aren’t the way they want to go). That’s Kupchak’s next job, whether Lakers fans want to admit it or not.

 

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