Lakers bring back Magic.
Jeanie Buss and the Los Angeles Lakers organization are bringing Magic Johnson back.
The NBA hall of famer has been brought on board as an advisor to help ownership with both basketball and business decisions. Just last year, Magic was stripped of his honorary Vice President title due to his harsh and consistent criticism of the team on social media.
Per the official press release:
“We are thrilled and honored to add Magic’s expertise and abilities, and I look forward to working alongside him.” said Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss.
“Everyone knows my love for the Lakers,” said Johnson. “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.”
In his new role with the Lakers, Magic will be advising ownership on all business and basketball matters, collaborating with coaches, evaluating and mentoring players, assessing future franchise needs, and helping ownership to determine the best path for growth and success.
The Lakers will be airing an extended conversation with Magic about his new position following tonight's game.