Magic Johnson shoehorned into being president of basketball ops for the Lakers
This isn’t going to turn out bad at all. Magic has so much experience in this type of roll what could possibly go wrong. They fired the current GM in the middle of the season for this guy. When the hell does that happen in basketball. Jeannie Buss held a press conference and said the following:
Today I took a series of actions I believe will return the Lakers to the heights [late owner] Dr. Jerry Buss demanded and our fans rightly expect. Effective immediately, Earvin Johnson will be in charge of all basketball operations and will report directly to me. Our search for a new general manager to work with Earvin and coach Luke Walton is well underway and we hope to announce a new general manager in short order. Together, Earvin, Luke and our new general manager will establish the foundation for the next generation of Los Angeles Lakers greatness.
Magic Johnson already had his just overly happy response
It’s a dream come true to return to the Lakers as President of Basketball Operations working closely with Jeanie Buss and the Buss family. Since 1979, I’ve been a part of the Laker Nation and I’m passionate about this organization. I will do everything I can to build a winning culture on and off the court. We have a great coach in [Walton] and good young players. We will work tirelessly to return our Los Angeles Lakers to NBA champions.
The Lakers Stink this year. There is no doubt that anyone coming in will at least make a little of a difference. Under the old GM the Lakers won 5 championships. They are already a better than last year already eclipsing the win total. With this young core of players they are going to just be better every year with these guys getting better in the NBA. If he can do at least one good move and they get in the playoffs next year they will throw a parade so could be a good move.