Magic Johnson Openly Frustrated That Los Angeles Lakers Aren't Hiring Phil Jackson

By Connor Muldowney
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There’s no doubt that the Los Angeles Lakers are in the midst of a down-year. It seems like the team is looking strictly toward free agency this summer and toward the distant future with the upcoming NBA draft as well. The head coaching position is the only thing that’s truly in doubt about this team’s future and the legendary Magic Johnson has some feelings about what the Lakers’ front office should be doing about it.

While Jim Buss and Jeanie Buss seem to have some type of plan on who will be coaching next year if they haven’t gone hard after Phil Jackson, Magic is not happy with the situation.

He goes on to say this on his Twitter:

He has a valid point, who is the face of the Lakers’ organization nowadays? Since Phil Jackson left and Jerry Buss passed away, the Lakers have been begging for someone to lead the organization and be the “face” off the basketball court — because that’s obviously Kobe Bryant‘s job.

The lowly New York Knicks are making noise in the front office/coaching game while the Lakers are staying quiet. Will the Lakers’ front office listen to Magic’s frustrations and make some serious moves this offseason by letting go of Mike D’Antoni and hiring a real coach.

If Magic talks, you listen.

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