Alina Kupchak, the 15-year-old daughter of Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, died on Monday after a lengthy illness.
The Lakers issued the following statement:
Kupchak has been the Lakers’ GM since the 1994-95 season. Over that span, the Lakers have won five NBA championships and made 18 playoff appearances.
Kupchak played nine season in the NBA, including four with the Lakers from 1981-86 (he sat out 82-83 with a knee injury), winning the 1985 title after Los Angeles defeated the Boston Celtics.