Jeanie Buss and Magic Johnson
(L-R) Spectrum SportsNet's Chris McGee and Mike Bresnahan interview Lakers Co-Owner and Governor Jeanie Buss and President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson on Feb. 21, 2017.
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Jeanie Buss, Magic Johnson Speak to Lakers' New Direction

by Joey Ramirez
Digital Reporter

Hours after announcing that Magic Johnson had been named President of Basketball Operations — while simultaneously relieving General Manager Mitch Kupchak and Vice President of Basketball Operations Jim Buss of their duties — Lakers Co-Owner and Governor Jeanie Buss joined Johnson on Spectrum SportsNet to detail the new direction of the franchise.

Buss and Johnson touched on a variety of topics, including the performances of Kupchak and Jim Buss, the search for a new GM, the current state of the roster and much more.

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