NBA Magic Johnson resigns as Lakers president

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  1. John Price Registered User

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    Is he? I think this would be the perfect time to clean house and get this right.
     
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    Easy. The Knicks have been a joke and dysfunctional for 20 years. Lakers have had a rough stretch but they are nowhere near the incompetence level of the Knicks,

    By all indication he was just a "yes man" for Magic. I dont think it'd hurt letting him continue on.
     
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    You just knew Pat Riley's name would eventually come up and apparently SVG didn't waste any time getting the talk started.

     
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    TBH I had him retiring or at least resigning rom Miami now that Wades gone. He had a good 20+ year run but its time to let someone else lead them into a new era IMO.
     
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    There's some stuff floating around about him that doesn't sound too great. Nothing crazy but just him being very inexperienced in this role, not a great communicator, and maybe even undermining Magic at times. There's also what Stephen A. keeps saying about him not being liked around the league, which could be BS because Stephen A. says a lot of things. Who knows.

    This morning Woj did say his future might be even dicier than Walton's right now. If they can get a top level executive then that person would bring in his own guy.

    The speculation has been he would've retired by now if LeBron had re-signed in 2014 but now he doesn't want to leave the organization when it might be at its lowest. If true, that's a nice thought and I appreciate it but some of his decisions are the reasons why they're in this spot. They badly need to rebuild but Riley doesn't believe in that. It's hard for me to really say anything too negative about Riley though and I guess he has earned the right to leave when he pleases.
     
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    doesn't riley have an ownership stake with the heat? he's not going anywhere

    its the lakers. jeanie needs to go after the big names. and please, no former lakers unless its jerry west. rc buford, sam presti, bob meyers. those are the guys who need to be called
     
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    Pelinka was an agent before Buss named him GM, so yea he doesn't have the front office experience some other accomplished GMs have. However, liked I stated below Meyers was in the same boat at one point -- this agent types need time to adjust to playing on the other team and being concerned about the well being of the team and not just their clients. The issue was he and Magic didn't know each other beforehand so its hard to start from ground zero.

    Yea the problem with Riley is he doesn't really believe in rebuilding, he's always relied on the "I have a ton of rings and know how to win" spiel to land guys and to be honest it just doesn't work anymore. Of course Miami is a great place to live so the team will always have that but Riley lost his touch IMO. Anyhow like you said hes earned the right to quit when he wants.

    Agree with you but I think there is 0 chance any of those 3 leave. They gotta find the next Meyers (he is a former agent like Pelinka FWIW) or Budford.

    I think David Griffin would be a good choice. He's highly respected around the league and LeBron loved playing for him. He's a guy you couldn't go wrong with hiring IMO.
     
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    That was Riley's condition of joining the Heat in the summer of 1995.
    He wanted ownership stake in the team, that's why he left New York.

    Don't blame him though, the Knicks have been NBA purgatory while the Heat have won 3 NBA titles under his guidance.
     
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    Myers leaving the Warriors for the Lakers current mess would be surprising but the Lakers should be aiming high like this.
     
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    Well from Myers POV he's already won 3 and now possibly 4 championships. KD is probably gone this summer, Klay could leave. Now's as good a time as any to leave. Fan/ownership cant be mad, he's brought them an all-time great run of success and made them one of the most dominant franchises we've ever seen. Ownership is a lot richer thanks to him.

    I can see him wanting a new challenge, especially if they win their 4th in 5 years come June. What else is left? Yea you could very well win some more rings but at this point something new would be cool too.
     
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    Arison is a smart guy who lets people do their jobs. He knew what he was getting when he hired Riley. That is what good owners do.

    Dolan cant help himself and has to be involved in every little aspect of the Knicks. That is why they suck.
     
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    Start the video at the 1:30 mark

    I don't care how many championships and MVPs he won, this guy has no business running an NBA team. He looks and sounds like a bloody moron!

     
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    Lebron strikes again...
     
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    Just think, if it wasnt for Dolan interfering Kyle Lowry would have been a Knick in 2013-14.
     
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    They're really going to let Pelinka lead this search and hire a coach before bringing in a president or is Jeanie just handing things over to Pelinka and planning on him running the show? Is LeBron the president? Either way, not good.
     
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    David Griffin would have been a great choice but they obviously weren't in the market for a guy like him until 2 days ago.

    I expect Mark Jackson to be a candidate as well. LeBron has always wanted a former player as a coach and pushed for Jackson when the Cavs promoted Lue. Jackson could be a good asset to their young guys too, look no further than the Splash Bros development.
     
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    jackson would be terrible hire, unless he's somehow learned a ton from his past mistakes.

    splash brothers took off after jackson got canned. they were probably too talented to be ruined anyway.
     
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    big hell no to mark jackson

    he's a garbage human being
     

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