Why Lakers' Jeanie Buss fired Jim Buss, Mitch Kupchak

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Lakers name Magic Johnson president of basketball operations, fire GM Mitch Kupchak

The Los Angeles Lakers announced a major restructuring of their front office on Tuesday, and Magic Johnson will be at the helm of the franchise's basketball operations moving forward. According to the Lakers, Johnson has officially been named president of basketball operations, general manager Mitch Kupchak has been fired, and Jim Buss, son of the late former Lakers owner Jerry Buss...
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12 hours ago

Rob Pelinka reportedly favorite to become Lakers GM

Rob Pelinka, who is notably the agent of Kobe Bryant, reportedly is the favorite to become the Los Angeles Lakers’ GM.The Lakers made sweeping changes to their front office on Tuesday, announcing the firing of longtime GM Mitch Kupchak, and the replacement of Jim Buss as Director of Basketball Operations in favor of Magic Johnson. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss apologizes to Lakers fans, explains why it took 'too long' to fire her brother

Early Tuesday morning, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss went full Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones and wiped the front office of the franchise clean -- firing her brother, Jim Buss as head of basketball operations, general manager Mitch Kupchak, and long time VP of communications John Black. Only a few hours after the announcement, Jeanie and new head of basketball operations...
Via FOX Sports
19 hours ago

Report: Jim Buss, Mitch Kupchak pursued DeMarcus Cousins in attempt to save jobs

Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak are dunzo in the Los Angeles Lakers front office, and apparently they knew it was coming for at least the last few days.According to Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday, the ousted EVP and GM pair attempted to trade for DeMarcus Cousins in a last-ditch effort to save their jobs. Cousins was ultimately dealt to the New Orleans Pelicans instead, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers Hire Magic Johnson, Fire Mitch Kupchak & Jim Buss

Los Angeles Lakers President Jeanie Buss has fired general manager Mitch Kupchak and relieved Jim Buss of his role of vice president of basketball operations, hiring Magic Johnson as President of Basketball Operations. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu.be/Pvz8mbF4LDQ What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant scrimmaging...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Lakers hit the panic button when they put Magic Johnson in charge

So much for family loyalty in Los Angeles.By turning the franchise over to Magic Johnson on Wednesday, effectively firing co-owner Jim Buss and actually firing general manager Mitch Kupchak, the Los Angeles Lakers proved what we've all assumed for years: This is a franchise without a direction, chasing whatever shiny object crosses its line of sight and panicking when things don...
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20 hours ago

Report: Kobe Bryant’s long-time agent could be Lakers next GM

The Los Angeles Lakers are sure making waves around the NBA world in the lead up to the trade deadline. The team announced that it has named Magic Johnson president of basketball operations while firing general manager Mitch Kupchak and removing Jim Buss from his role as vice president (more on that here).It’s a major shake up for the suddenly downtrodden franchise and comes at...
Via Sportsnaut
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers replace Jim Buss with Magic Johnson, fire Kupchak

Magic Johnson made it clear from the moment he was hired by the Los Angeles Lakers that he wants to take over the team’s basketball operations department, and he is getting his wish.The Lakers announced on Tuesday that they have named Johnson their President of Basketball Operations. In doing so, they relieved both co-owner Jim Buss and former general manager Mitch Kupchak of their...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jim Buss: I'm looking forward to working with Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson and Jim Buss have very much not gotten along in recent years, but now that Magic is back with the Los Angeles Lakers, they’re going to have to find a way to coexist.Buss, the team’s co-owner and executive vice president of basketball operations, started that process by reaching out to Johnson, just hired as a special advisor to Jeanie Buss, to determine how to proceed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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