Sport Magic Johnson says he turned down job offers from Warriors, other teams

00:50  14 september  2017
00:50  14 september  2017 Source:   Sportsnaut

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Magic Johnson ’s heart truly never left Los Angeles. In an appearance Wednesday on ESPN’s “First Take,” the LA Lakers president of basketball operations revealed that he turned down job offers from the Golden State Warriors , the Detroit Pistons

It feels like Magic Johnson was always going to be involved with the Los Angeles Lakers somehow, but it turns out the Lake Show’s current team president had a number of other offers before the Lakers finally came calling.

Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson said he had offers from other teams. © Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson said he had offers from other teams.

Magic Johnson’s heart truly never left Los Angeles.

In an appearance Wednesday on ESPN’s “First Take,” the L.A. Lakers president of basketball operations revealed that he turned down job offers from the Golden State Warriors, the Detroit Pistons and the New York Knicks before accepting the Lakers job, per basketball writer Adam Zagoria.

All three of those outside offers had their own unique intrigue — the Warriors are, of course, the defending champs and a dynasty in the making, the Pistons would have been a homecoming of sorts for the Michigan State alumnus Johnson, and the mega-market Knicks are still one of the NBA’s glamour franchises.

But the opportunity to run his beloved Lakers ultimately turned out to be too good for him to refuse, and you can tell by how totally invested he is both in the team’s present and in their future that the Magic Man isn’t looking back.

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