Mitch sat down for a Q&A from the Vegas preseason game. Check out this link for the entire Q&A but here are a few below…
NBA.com: Q: Which Lakers player will we see in a broadcasting booth after his playing career?
Stu Lantz took this question and told a story about a time a few years back when he had to step into Chick Hearn’s role, and needed a player who wasn’t playing that night to handle the color analysis. That player was so good that Lantz told him he’d better stay healthy for a long, long time and continue his playing career. That player was Derek Fisher, a “bright, diligent person” whom both Lantz and Kupchak said would have an easy transition to either broadcasting or coaching.
Q: What would be your Lakers 2-on-2 squad if you were to challenge the rest of the league?
After stating that he’d like to have Fisher on any team he was on, Kupchak decided on Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol. Agreed.