Jeanie Buss may not replace Magic Johnson



If this is true, and Jeanie Buss is not going to replace Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka is not the guy I’d want making all the decisions on the basketball side of the organization. This is borderline depressing at this point. Again, this is just a report and could be completely untrue, so let’s hope for that. 

Though they’ve been linked to big-name candidates for president, the Lakers could easily keep the status quo with Pelinka running the show. And it sounds as if that’s what Lakers owner Jeanie Buss will do.

Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times:

Buss has no plans to hire someone to replace Johnson, who is still expected to be part of the Lakers’ free-agent recruiting this summer.

Allowing Pelinka to hire a head coach – which, again, he’s in the process of doing – then supplanting him would be absurd. At least it seems the Lakers aren’t doing that.

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