Mitch Kupchak Exit Interview

After meeting with all the players individually, Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak took time to sit down with the assembled media and answer questions about the past season, what is going on over the summer, and what the team will look like heading into the 2008-09 season.

Here are some of the topics addressed by Kupchak:

  • His thoughts on the 2007-08 season.
  • Sasha Vujacic's status as a restricted free agent and how the team feels about bringing him back.
  • Ronny Turiaf's status as a restricted free agent and what he brings to the team.
  • The lineup next season that has the potential to be the biggest and longest in the NBA.
  • This year's unrestricted free agent class and how they pertain to the Lakers.
  • The gratification of seeing the city rally around this Lakers team like no other before.
  • What Andrew Bynum can add to next year's squad and what he means to the team.
  • Kobe Bryant playing in the Olympics.
  • The upcoming draft and how hard it is to get players to work out when the team only holds the #58 pick.
  • The Lakers entry in the Las Vegas Summer League and Coby Karl's participation.