Mitch Kupchak may take the reigns with the Hornets.

By Chris Chavez
April 02, 2018

Former Los Angeles Lakers executive Mitch Kupchak has agreed to become the next Charlotte Hornets general manager and president, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Kupchak is set to replace Rich Cho, who was fired in February after a 24–33 start to the season. The Hornets are out of the playoff picture and will miss the postseason for the third time in the five seasons under coach Steve Clifford.

Kupchak was let go from the Lakers when the team decided to name Hall of Famer Magic Johnson as Los Angeles' president of basketball operations and removing Jim Buss as the executive vice president of basketball operations.

Kupchak spent 17 years as the Lakers' general manager and won four NBA championships. He was a former star at the University of North Carolina, which he shares in common with owner Michael Jordan.

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