Mark Willard @Mark_T_Willard
Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak on why interview was late: "I was on the phone with another GM."
Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak on how he would categorize Kobe/Dwight relationship: (after long pause) "a work in progress."
Kupchak on Dwight: "When he wins his 1st championship, and he will, people will look at him differently."
Kupchak: "Dwight is our future."
Kupchak: "This team's window is this year and next year and a lot of that has to do with Kobe."
Kupchak said that Dwight will not be traded and there is nothing that anyone can do to ask him that and get a positive response.
Kupchak: "We have no intention of trading Dwight Howard. He deserves to have his name on the wall at Staples Center."
Kupchak on Dwight: "He's going to have 100% recovery"
Kuochak: "We're not going to trade Pau today or tomorrow."
on coach d'antoni:
Kupchak: "Mike D'Antoni is going to be the coach here going forward. We're very happy with Mike D'Antoni."