A week has passed since Magic Johnson stepped down from his position as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, and there have been little-to-no (reliable) whispers of an incoming replacement. While it’s not uncommon to have just one person oversee basketball operations, that person usually isn’t a former agent who doesn’t have the best reputation around the league.
On today’s slate of podcasts, we discuss all of the rumors surrounding the team’s front office, including the team’s interest in Jerry West (or lack thereof, in this case).
Can You Dig It?
Remember that song Nickelback wrote called “Hero” for the first Spider-Man in 2003? That’s what I imagine has been blasting through the speakers at the UCLA Health Training Center for the last week.
Like New York when the Green Goblin attacks, the Lakers are in need of a leader and there doesn’t seem to be one on the horizon. Will someone within the organization step up and assume the great responsibility of overseeing basketball operations? Could we see them pursue a big name outsider like Bob Myers or Sam Presti soon? Jacob Rude and I discuss that and a whole bunch more on this week’s episode of “Can You Dig It?”
Locked on Lakers
As promised, Anthony opened up the mailbag for the second half of this week’s questions. Given the amount of speculation and rumors swirling around the Lakers front office, most of the topics focus on that, but a few do take a detour for a nice change of pace.
We start, though, with the latest goings on and a clarification on the Buss family trust and Jeanie Buss’ role as the lead decision maker. These things are always complicated, but Anthony tried to summarize it as best he can given the information he was able to dig up.
Mailbag questions allowed Anthony to update everyone on what remains a mostly ambiguous situation, but the most intriguing topic was regarding David Griffin’s comments on his approach to managing Anthony Davis. There’s a little more reason for optimism there, but not much, and he explains why.
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