Lakers Name Magic Johnson As President of Basketball Operations

Lakers Name Magic Johnson As President of Basketball Operations

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Today the Lakers have announced that Magic Johnson will become the President of Basketball Operations for the team. 

Currently, Mitch Kupchak has been “relieved of his duties” as General Manger, and Jim Buss will no longer be serving as Executive VP of Basketball Operations. There were talks of restructuring positions in the Lakers’ management, and even DeMarcus Cousins was considered for part of their restructuring plans.

After Magic was hired on as an advisor to the team, he expressed a desire to “call the shots” for the Lakers.“If I took it on, I would definitely give 150% because I have other people to run my businesses. We’re at a place now where I don’t have to be there. But I would have to be with the Lakers every single day. We’ve gotta come up with a strategy that will help us get back in the next 3-5 years,” Johnson said on ‘First Take.’

Check out the tweet announcing Magic’s new role below!

SEE The Official Lakers’ Announcement HERE:

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