Magic Johnson joins Laker as adviser

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Entry of Johnson signals change in structure of 16-time NBA champion

 

EL SEGUNDO, California – Magic Johnson has signed up with the Los Angeles Lakers as an adviser to the team’s owner.

A statement from the team said Johnson will assist Jeanie Buss “”in all areas of basketball and business.” Buss’s brother Jim and general manager Mike Kupchak handle the basketball operations of the team.

“Everyone knows my love for the Lakers. Over the years, I have considered other management opportunities however my devotion to the game and Los Angeles make the Lakers my first and only choice. I will do everything in my power to help return the Lakers to their rightful place among the elite teams of the NBA,” said Johnson.

Buss, for her part, said: “We are thrilled and honored to add Magic’s expertise and abilities, and I look forward to working alongside him.” Johnson will be reporting to Buss directly.

Buss had kept out of basketball operations in the four years she handled the team following the deatjh of her father, Jerry.

The entry of Johnson into the team signals a change in the structure of the 16-time NBA champion, which has been performing dismally in the NBA for four consecutive seasons. It is also an indication of Jeanie’s intention to have a hands-on experience in running the LA Lakers.

Johnson was honorary vice president of the Lakers until last year. The title was dropped at Johnson’s request and also because Johnson frequently tweeted criticism of Lakers’ coaches yet praised free agents, “possibly in violation of league rules”.

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