Lakers News: GM Mitch Kupchak's Daughter Passes Away

A press release on the Lakers official website reports that Alina Kupchak, the 15-year-old daughter of GM Mitch Kupchak and his wife Claire, has passed away after a long illness:

EL SEGUNDO – Alina Claire Kupchak, daughter of Lakers General Manager Mitch and his wife Claire, passed away this morning at the age of 15 after a lengthy illness. 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.

A former Lakers player under Pat Riley who transitioned to the front office after retirement, Kupchak is entering his 35th year with the organization.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Kupchak family at this difficult time.

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