Blazers Have Strong Interest In Mitch Kupchak

In their latest report for, Chris Broussard and Marc Stein introduce a new name to the list of candidates for the Trail Blazers' general manager opening: current Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak. According to the report, the Blazers have "strong interest" in interviewing Kupchak for the position.

The Blazers re-opened their search for a permanent GM late last month. The team has been interviewing candidates for the position, though presumed top choice Steve Kerr has said he's not interested.

It's not known whether Kupchak would have interest in the Blazers' job or whether the Lakers would be open to granting permission for an interview. Kupchak has served as the Lakers' GM since 2000, though as Arash Markazi of points out (via Twitter), he doesn't necessarily have the same decision-making power as some other GMs, due to the presence of Jim Buss. The Lakers' executive vice president of player personnel is widely considered to have the deciding vote on basketball decisions.

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One thought on “Blazers Have Strong Interest In Mitch Kupchak

  1. Melvin McMurf

    dont make sense for the lakers….the answer is no


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