Mitch Kupchak : Daughter of Lakers GM dies at age 15

Mitch Kupchak : Daughter of Lakers GM dies at age 15

The 15-year-old daughter of Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak died Monday morning after a long illness, according to a statement released by the team.

A statement released on behalf of the family said, “The family asks for and appreciates their privacy at this difficult time, and would like to express their gratitude for everyone’s love, support, thoughts and prayers.”

Kupchak and his wife, Claire, also have a son, Maxwell.

Kupchak was a Lakers forward from 1981-86 and became the team’s assistant general manager upon retiring as a player. He succeeded Jerry West as general manager and became the head of basketball operations in 2000 when West left to become an executive with the Memphis Grizzlies.