Ervin ‘Magic’ Johnson to Advise Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers announced that Ervin “Magic” Johnson will return to the team to assist Jeanie Buss as an adviser.

Johnson will aide Buss in all areas of basketball and business, according to

“We are thrilled and honored to add Magic’s expertise and abilities, and I look forward to working alongside him,” Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss said.

As part of the partnership, Johnson will be tasked with advising ownership on all business and basketball matters, collaborating with coaches, evaluating and mentoring players, assessing future franchise needs and assisting ownership when determining the best path for growth and success.”

He will report directly to Jeanie Buss and will spend time at the team’s El Segundo offices.