Report: Blazers Eye Lakers GM Kupchak
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 04/19/2012 2:11 PM

    Via Chris Broussard - ESPN
    The Portland Trail Blazers have strong interest in interviewing Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak for their general manager vacancy, according to sources familiar with Portland's thinking.

    Kupchak is one of the Blazers' top targets in their quest to land an executive with experience running a franchise's basketball operations, sources told ESPN.com.

    It remains to be seen, however, whether the Lakers would be willing to grant Portland permission to speak to Kupchak, who has spent more than 25 years in L.A.'s front office.

     Sources close to the situation said Kupchak's latest contract with the Lakers is a lucrative multiyear deal. But Jim Buss -- son of longtime Lakers owner Jerry Buss -- is widely perceived to have the deciding vote on basketball matters and is regarded as the driving force not only behind drafting Andrew Bynum in 2005, but also the decision to hire Mike Brown over Rick Adelman as Phil Jackson's replacement.

    And that has spawned a growing belief among several of Kupchak's peers that the architect of the Pau Gasol trade in 2008 that ultimately led to two championships would have some interest in listening to outside proposals.

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    Posted 04/20/2012 9:20 AM

    Get Him.
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  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 04/21/2012 3:56 PM

    No ex-Laker GM allowed, unless he brings Shannon Brown with him.
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
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