Black Sports : Magic Johnson as Lakers president of basketball operations in stunning front-office shakeup

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Magic Johnson takes over as Lakers president of basketball operations in stunning front-office shakeup

Well, that didn’t take long.

Less than three weeks after the announcement of his return to the Los Angeles Lakers as “an advisor” in “all areas of basketball and business,” Magic Johnson has now assumed control of the organization’s on-court arm, ascending to the role of president of basketball operations and prompting the ouster of longtime general manager Mitch Kupchak and executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss — the son of former Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss, and the brother of team president and governor Jeanie Buss ...


https://www.yahoo.com/news/magic-jo...-stunning-front-office-shakeup-182058775.html

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Magic Johnson is coming back to the Lakers. (Getty Images)




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Retooling.

Sources: Lakers hire Kobe's agent Rob Pelinka as GM

After sweeping changes to install Magic Johnson as president of basketball operations, the Los Angeles Lakers have hired prominent player agent Rob Pelinka as general manager, league sources told The Vertical.

Pelinka was the longtime agent for Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, who was a strong advocate of the hiring of Johnson to owner Jeanie Buss, league sources said ...

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/source...gm-204625211.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma


Rob Pelinka talks with Kobe Bryant at the NCAA men’s regional in Anaheim, Calif., last year. (Getty Images)




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