Count Magic Johnson among the many disappointed Laker fans who aren’t satisfied with the hiring of Mike D’Antoni. Magic voiced his extremely displeasure at the way Jim Buss, son of Lakers owner and legend, Dr. Jerry Buss, is running the team. The NBA legend sated that he doesn’t have confidence in Jim Buss abilities.
“I love Dr. (Jerry) Buss. I don’t believe in Jim Buss,” Johnson said on ESPN’s “NBA Countdown” on Wednesday night. “He’s made two critical mistakes already. To me, they made two critical mistakes.
“First, hiring Mike Brown — he wasn’t the right coach. He’s a great coach but not the right coach for the Lakers. And I don’t feel Mike D’Antoni is the right coach for the Lakers. Especially when you have Phil Jackson sitting out there, who wanted to be the Laker coach. Jim Buss decided he didn’t want Phil Jackson, he wanted Mike D’Antoni. And that’s OK, but why didn’t you just say that? But the fans were cheering for Phil Jackson two nights in a row.”
While I’m not quite as upset at Magic about the hiring of Mike D’Antoni, I agree with magic’s thoughts on Jim Buss. We’re only a week and a half into the season kids.