Desperate to right the ship on a franchise that seems eternally grounded, the Hornets are attempting to lure former Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak to take the same role with their fledgling organization.
Many suspect that his North Carolina connection with Hornets owner Michael Jordan is helping Kupchak get another chance as an NBA GM.
The Hornets are in salary cap hell due to several large contracts for guys like Nicolas Batum, Cody Zeller, Marvin Williams and Dwight Howard.
Kupchak was fired from the Lakers in 2017, after a lengthy tenure in the front office in which he helped the team win five NBA titles.
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