By Phillip Acevedo on 02/21/17 at 12:19pm
Earlier today, the Los Angeles Lakers fired general manager Mitch Kupchak and brought in Hall of Fame point guard Magic Johnson.
As the new president of operations, Johnson will now report directly to Lakers owner, Jeanie Buss.
The Lakers are 19-39 this season.
Buss released a statement saying, “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,” Jeanie Buss added. “Together, Earvin, Luke and our new general manager will establish the foundation for the next generation of Los Angeles Lakers greatness.”
Johnson added, “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.”