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Stein: Blazers Interested In Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak?

Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports that the Portland Trail Blazers are interested in interviewing long-time Los Angeles Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak for their open GM position. ------------------------------ The Portland Trail Blazers have strong interest in interviewing Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak for their GM vacancy, according to sources familiar with Portland's thinking. Kupchak is one of the Blazers' top targets, sources told ESPN.com, in their quest to land an executive with experience running a franchise's basketball operations. 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 told ESPN.com that Kupchak's latest contract with the Lakers is a lucrative multiyear deal. ------------------------------ Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports that Blazers president Larry Miller says the team has not yet requested permission from the Lakers to interview Kupchak. Update: Stein joined Isaac Ropp and Big Suke on 1080 AM The Fan to discuss the report. Audio here. -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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