L.A. Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak's Daughter Alina Dies at 15

Mitch Kupchak - H 2015
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Mitch Kupchak - H 2015

She died after a lengthy illness

Alina Kupchak, the daughter of Los Angeles Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak, died on Monday morning. She was 15.

The Lakers announced in a statement on Monday afternoon that Alina passed 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," said the Lakers in a statement on behalf of the Kupchak family. 

After a 10-year NBA career, Mitch Kupchak took over as general manager for the Lakers after Jerry West in 2000.