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Lakers' Wayne Ellington takes leave of absence after father is killed
Wayne Ellington has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the Lakers after his father, Wayne Ellington Sr., was shot in the head and killed...

Los Angeles Lakers Sign Wayne Ellington
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed shooting guard Wayne Ellington, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. The five-year NBA veteran holds career...

Los Angeles Lakers Sign Ed Davis
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent forward Ed Davis, it was announced Wednesday by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of...

Roy Williams: "I'm a college coach, and that's where I belong"
Amid reports that Los Angeles Lakers general manager and North Carolina alum Mitch Kupchak would gauge UNC coach Roy Williams' interest in coaching the Lakers,...

Ten years later, Williams and Self remain tied by fate
When they arrived at their first destination, the Downtown Athletic Club, former North Carolina star James Worthy was the emcee for the evening — and...

Ford Corners: A Silver Lining
We won two ACC championships in the Greensboro Coliseum when I played, and the first one was really special because we had to beat N.C...

Audio: David Glenn Interviews Mitch Kupchak
David Glenn recently caught up with Lakers GM and former UNC player Mitch Kupchak on Glenn’s afternoon radio show. Among the topics they discussed: Memories...

DeCock: Ex-UNC star Tommy LaGarde builds career around unexpected
A big man on some of the best UNC teams of the ’70s, his No.?45 is one of the honored numbers hanging from the roof...

Mitch Kupchak's Living Legacy
Of all the quality kids who have come through the Carolina Basketball program over the last half century, none was any more real than Mitch...

Antawn Jamison takes pay cut in hopes of a title with Lakers
Newly signed Laker Antawn Jamison called it a "dream opportunity" and "ideal scenario" to play for the Lakers. He always admired how the Lakers...

Rashad McCants works out at Lakers facility
Lakers guards Derek Fisher, Devin Ebanks and Darius Morris practiced, while players such as Leon Powe, Marcus Banks and Rashad McCants arrived hoping they can...

Mitch Kupchak’s Value to the Lakers
Mitch Kupchak has demonstrated a knack for planning during his days as an NBA player and at his current position as the General Manager for...

Lakers Moments: Mitch Kupchak handles business
Mitch Kupchak’s time with the Lakers — as a player and as an executive — has been marked by comebacks. Acquired by the Lakers from...

David Glenn Chats With Mitch Kupchak
David Glenn recently caught up with Lakers GM - and former Tar Heel - Mitch Kupchak. on Glenn’s afternoon radio show. Among the topics they...

Lakers GM Kupchak deserves to take a bow, even though he'll never do so
There will be nothing exciting about this column. No big words, no pretty phrasing nor dramatic imagery. As an ode to its subject, the Lakers'...

Kupchak's Patience Paying Off
If there's one thing we know about Los Angeles Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak, it's that he's a patient man. He doesn't make snap decisions,...

Phil Ford chalks up big assist
Most of us who watched Phil Ford run the UNC Tar Heels' offense during the 1970s have a favorite play etched in our memory, perhaps...

In Turmoil and Success, Lakers GM Kupchak Keeps Low Profile
A few minutes after the Los Angeles Lakers advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2004, General Manager Mitch Kupchak was under...

Kupchak stuck in a tough spot
Off to the side of Mitch Kupchak's desk, amid some paperwork, pictures and a persistently ringing cell phone, sits a bottle of aspirin. It's probably...

Pat on back for Kupchak
As the Lakers the past five and a half months have rebounded from last year's 34-48 disaster with a 45-37 record, Mitch Kupchak has rebounded...

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