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OCT. 26 2010 FILE

Magic Johnson, who sparked the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA titles in the 1980s, was on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) named president of basketball operations for the struggling NBA squad.

"Today, I made a series of actions that I believe will help return the Lakers to the heights that are once was, a time that Dr. Jerry Buss demanded and our fans rightfully expect". The Los Angeles Lakers are finalizing a multiyear agreement with Pelinka to be their next general manager, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports, adding that the unorthodox executive will start in his new role soon. Lakers went ahead and Name the Greatest Laker Ever Magic Johnson to President of Basketball Operations. I am most disappointed that I won't have the opportunity to continue to work with Luke and watch this young and talented team grow and eventually win in the Laker tradition. "We will work tirelessly to return our Los Angeles Lakers to National Basketball Association champions". Johnson called it "a dream come true to return to the Lakers". That's in addition to the four years just completed with Jim Buss in charge.

Now let's say that the mock draft is 100% accurate and the Lakers draft Josh Jackson. Jeanie Buss has recognized that fact and said it played a part in the decision. "It was probably so hard for me to make that I probably waited too long". The surprising front office changes have astounded Laker's employees and fans alike, and we have a feeling there are plenty more surprises in store for the upcoming season. Jim Buss, Jeanie Buss' brother, has been fired too. Pelinka's group now represents James Harden, Eric Gordon, and Andre Iguodala, although he will have to divest himself to take the Lakers job. "The Lakers didn't have confidence that Myers would be willing to push for his Warriors exit - especially after a new contract extension - to join them, league sources said".

The Lakers have missed the playoffs in three straight seasons, including a year ago when they finished with a franchise-worst 65 losses. And John Black, the Lakers' publicist for the last 27 years, has been fired.

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