Magic Johnson named Lakers’ President of Basketball Operations

Hall of Famer Magic Johnson has been named the Lakers' President of Basketball Operations, the team announced on Tuesday. 

As part of the front office reshuffling, GM Mitch Kupchak has been relieved of his duties, and Jim Buss will no longer serve as EVP of Basketball Operations. 

Johnson was hired as an adviser to the franchise earlier this month. Shortly thereafter, he expressed a desire to “call the shots” for the team. 

Johnson played 13 seasons for the Lakers and is considered by many to be the best player in franchise history.

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