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Lakers Turn To Franchise Icon Magic Johnson To Run Basketball Operations

Lakers legend Magic Johnson takes the rein as new President of Basketball operations, hopes to restore Lakers back to respectability:

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Via LA Times:

On one of the most dramatic days in the history of the Lakers, the woman at the center of it all made drastic changes Tuesday aiming to help resuscitate the team.

Jeanie Buss, the Lakers’ governor and president, fired her brother, Jim Buss, the head of basketball operations.

She fired general manager Mitch Kupchak, who has been a Laker for more than 35 years.

She fired John Black, the team’s spokesman for more than two decades.

She handed the reins of the franchise to a man she has known since she was 17 years old, one who calls her a sister. Magic Johnson, perhaps the best to ever play for the Lakers, is now the team’s president of basketball operations. Read the rest of this entry