Magic Johnson Turned Down Job Offers From Warriors, Pistons, Knicks

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Magic Johnson Turned Down Job Offers From Warriors, Pistons, Knicks 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:56 pm

Magic Johnson received several job offers to work for a team before taking the Los Angeles Lakers' job in 2017.


“I turned down three jobs. My good friends Peter [Guber] and Joe [Lacob], they bought the Golden State Warriors. They came to me, ‘I want you to be an owner, a partner with us.’ I said ‘No, I’m a Laker.’ My friend bought the Detroit Pistons, Tom Gores, and a Michigan State Guy. ‘Come on home It’d be a great story.’ ‘I can’t, I’m a Laker.’ I could’ve owned other teams,” Johnson said.


Johnson is also believed to have turned down multiple opportunities to run the New York Knicks.

Via ESPN (via Drew Garrison/Silver Screen & Roll

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Re: Magic Johnson Turned Down Job Offers From Warriors, Pistons, Knicks 

Post#2 » by tiderulz » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:31 pm

we get it, you were in demand.
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Re: Magic Johnson Turned Down Job Offers From Warriors, Pistons, Knicks 

Post#3 » by couchie » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:29 pm

glad you didn't come to the warriors. Jacob is enough. Don't need people in the front office bigger than the team.
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Post#4 » by xJumpManx » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:43 pm

The Pistons meeting went something like this.

Pistons: We would like you to work for the Pistons, Magic.

Magic: One incurable disease is enough thank you.
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Post#5 » by BKlutch » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:47 pm

Magic didn't want to work for Dolan. What a shock.
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Post#6 » by dice » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:31 pm

BKlutch wrote:Magic didn't want to work for Dolan. What a shock.

dolan wanted a big name that doesn't necessarily know anything about building a winner. what a shock
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Post#7 » by ChokeFasncists » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:42 pm

No surprise there
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Post#8 » by Treehouse F » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:50 pm

Could be wrong. And I'm willing to be held morbidly responsible

Asking you to invest your money...quite the opposite of being offered a job/having an organization invest money in YOU.

I believe less of what Magic says, the more he name drops. Its cost us money last time...stop it
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Post#9 » by malgus » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:11 pm

Magic Johnson also turned down job offers from the Bush League, darts conglomerate and National Water Polo Association.
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Post#10 » by Bakuto » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:12 pm

xJumpManx wrote:The Pistons meeting went something like this.

Pistons: We would like you to work for the Pistons, Magic.

Magic: One incurable disease is enough thank you.


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Re: Magic Johnson Turned Down Job Offers From Warriors, Pistons, Knicks 

Post#11 » by delsol650 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:53 pm

What's the point of talking about this? Your the GM of the Lakers, did you want a cookie or a pat on the back or something?

Thank god you didn't get the Dubs GM or we probably wouldn't have gotten 2 championships in 3 years and 3 straight finals appearances.
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Post#12 » by E86 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:35 am

Phil Jackson was still the president of the Knicks when Magic Johnson was hired to run the Lakers. I don't understand why the Knicks are mentioned in this news story at all, it's just a sentence on the bottom of an article that speculates he turned down an offer. Looks like realgm follows the ESPN tradition of mentioning the Knicks for no reason for clicks.

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