The search for Magic Johnson’s replacement is something that the Los Angeles Lakers are going to need to handle with great care, and also something that cannot be rushed but needs to be sorted sooner rather than later. That said, recent Lakers rumors suggest they could have already found the ideal candidate.
Recent Los Angeles Lakers rumors presented an interesting name to replace Magic Johnson as the team’s president of basketball operations. He may be the current President and General Manager of the Golden State Warriors, but the rumors surrounding Bob Myers and the Lakers vacant President of Basketball Operations seem to be growing by the minute.
The 44-year-old has been linked with leaving Oakland for LA, and given what he has achieved with the Warriors, he would be exactly the right man for the job.
Myers has overseen the Warriors most successful period in franchise history and his resume matches that of what the Lakers should be looking for. Since joining the team back in April 2011, the former NBA agent has won three championships, Executive of the Year in 2015 and he is also responsible for adding Lakers free agent target Kevin Durant to the team’s roster.
However, Myers to the Lakers is very much far from a possibility right now.
According to Marcus Thompson of The Athletic, “if the Lakers talk to Myers and he becomes interested, the ball would be in the Warriors’ court for what happens next” and the possibility of Golden State letting one of their biggest assets walk away to a conference rival realistically seem very slim.
That doesn’t mean that it cannot happen. Since Myers has links to LA and in particular UCLA, the college where he attended and played basketball, he may very well be interested in making the move.