On Tuesday morning, the Los Angeles Lakers made a drastic move by relieving general manager Mitch Kupchak of his duties and naming former Lakers super-star Magic Johnson President of Basketball Operations according to NBA.com.
The news broke a short time ago on Twitter via ESPN and Bleacher Report:
Magic Johnson is back and in charge as the Lakers front office undergoes a major shakeup
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 21, 2017
Executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss has also been relieved of his duties. This is a tremendous shake up in the Lakers front office.