Magic Johnson after promotion, the technical boss of Los Angeles Lakers
Magic Johnson is two weeks after he was appointed as a consultant promoted to the position of ” president of basketball operations with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The NBA legend is the successor of Jim Buss, who on Tuesday was fired by his own sister Jeanie Buss. The boss of the Lakers also took farewell of general manager Mitch Kupchak.
Johnson returned the beginning of February, back in Los Angeles, where he between 1979 and 1996, created a furore. The 57-year-old American fourth of five championships and was three times voted the most valuable player of the NBA.
Jeanie Buss suggested the clubicoon at the time as a personal advisor and slide him already to an important function. “Today, I have a number of decisions have been taken which takes us back to the level that the fans rightly expect from us,” she said in a statement on the website of the Lakers.
“With immediate effect, it is Magic Johnson responsible for all technical matters, and will he immediately to me to report. We hope in the short term, a new director general to present it.”
Legend Magic Johnson returns as an advisor back at Lakers
For Johnson, there comes a dream. “Since 1979, I am part of the Lakers family and I love the passion of this organization. I do everything to a winstcultuur to grow, both on and off the field.”
“We have an excellent coach, Luke Walton, and good young players. We will continuously work to Los Angeles Lakers display the NBA championship to deliver.”
The last title for the Lakers, hexadecimal champion, dating back to 2010. Once in the past three years, the play-offs were not reached, busy, the team from California is currently the penultimate place in the Western Conference.