Mitch Kupchak Rumors
Mozgov’s lucrative contract was just the first of many that reflected the NBA’s new $2.67 billion television deals, which increased the salary cap from $67.1 million to $94.143 million. “It was real hard to wrap your head around it,” Kupchak said. “It’s hard to get used to. But the money is there and the cap is what it is and it went up a significant amount. So the money has to be doled out.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak reached out on Mozgov at 12:01 AM, league sources tell @The Vertical. Centers could move on the market quickly.
But when Jackson started talking with the New York Knicks about being in charge of their basketball operations, the siblings scrambled not to lose him. That triggered a contentious email chain. Jim phoned some individually to lobby them to change their votes, according to team and league sources. Only Johnny, who had his own stretch of time not speaking to Jim, stood with Jim in opposition to hiring Jackson in some capacity.