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Jeanie Buss Has "No Plans" To Replace Magic Johnson

(via Yahoo! Sports)

(via Yahoo! Sports)

Since the dramatic exit of Magic Johnson as President of Basketball Operations for the Lakers, things have come to an eery silence for L.A. They have shown no indications of searching for a replacement, and seem to be moving very slowly in regards to rebuilding their front office.

Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times, it may take some time before the Lakers even begin their search for a new President, citing that the team has no immediate plans to fill the role.

The first week of the search followed a chaotic week for the franchise. On April 9, Magic Johnson resigned as the Lakers’ president of basketball operations, telling reporters before telling Buss or any other member of the organization. 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.

There have been rumblings that the team is looking in the direction of playoff team executives a Jerry West, Masai Ujiri, and even Bob Meyers to take over for them. But with nothing concrete surfacing on that front, it seems the Lakers are content with the combined leadership of Jeanie and Pelinka.

They will have their work cut out for them in the summer, not only with finding a new head coach but with finding and recruiting free agents. With little room for error, they will need to be at the top of their game to capitalize on what will be a critical summer for the franchise and their star, LeBron James.