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Saturday, August 14th, 2010 at 10:31 am  |  8 responses

Magic Johnson Interested in Ownership of Pistons

Magic hasn’t had formal talks with the Pistons, but the team certainly could use Magic in its front office. From NBA.com: “Michigan native Magic Johnson, continuing to look for roles that give him a larger presence in a franchise than the current minority ownership in the Lakers, expressed interest Friday in being part of a group that buys the Pistons or at least in joining his hometown team in a front-office capacity. Johnson stressed he has not had any formal talks about either possibility, with other potential suitors or the Davidson family that put the team on the market, and that he would not be a majority owner because it would mean relocating from Los Angeles, the very reason some close to him note the Pistons are not a realistic match. But Johnson told NBA.com at the press conference leading up to Hall of Fame ceremonies tonight that ‘some people had called me and wanted me to [know] if I’m interested in being a part of a group to own the Pistons.’”

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  • ConeyIslander

    First. Magic, STAY IN LA. Don’t take on another disease!

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ha he just tryin to be like his buddy bird.. na magic would more than likely be a good owner.. maybe even better than bird

  • http://www.twitter.com/notebooknick NotebookNick

    Here’s hoping he does a better job of owning this than his housing projects.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Magic as part owner, and having a role in the front office would be a great move for the future of the Pistons franchise.

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    No loyalty

  • Saku 39

    Even though it’s factual true, it’s weird seeing Magic as a “Michigan native”. I feel like he has broken off all ties to his birth state.

  • kwame

    if he’s going back to his home state…how does he have no loyalty???

  • SKD

    Magic always reps MSU.

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