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JordansBulls
08-13-2010, 08:16 PM
Link (http://www.nba.com/2010/news/08/13/johnson.pistons/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt2)




"Somebody back there has to be the majority owner. Be the owner," said Johnson, who would have to sell his interest in the Lakers to work for or own another team.. "That wouldn't be me. But if Ilitch or somebody -- you've got a good guy back there already in Joe Dumars. If somebody said, 'Hey, can you come and think about helping Joe Dumars?' then I would think about it.
"Just like the Lakers. It's not the full [ownership]. You just get a little piece. But then you are involved in the basketball, how the decisions are made."
Asked if he is interested in ownership or management, the current Lakers vice president said, "Either way."
But would you have a conversation about joining the front office if it did not include an ownership stake?
"Oh, yeah," Johnson said. "If it's the right situation."
That aspect seems unlikely. While Johnson is clearly open to leaving the only NBA home he has known, it would take a unique opportunity to sell what appears to be a money-making venture and what by all indications is a superb relationship with Jerry Buss. Breaking with the Lakers without an ownership stake somewhere else is very difficult to imagine.

Jack Daniels
08-13-2010, 08:18 PM
Watch out with his Laker alliance and hatred of the Bad Boys he might implode the team just because he's rich enough to :eyebrow:

Gators123
08-13-2010, 08:52 PM
Watch out with his Laker alliance and hatred of the Bad Boys he might implode the team just because he's rich enough to :eyebrow:

I don't think he has the 400 million to buy the team, But he definitely has enough to be a minority owner.

fadedmario
08-13-2010, 09:15 PM
Illitch will win the bid

marlinsfan24
08-13-2010, 09:21 PM
This would be good for the league/Pistons.

Kashmir13579
08-13-2010, 09:31 PM
interesting...

still1ballin
08-13-2010, 09:43 PM
Nah

boriquaabe
08-13-2010, 10:02 PM
Can't Isiah Thomas dig up 400mil? Maybe Dolan can give him a loan.

Gators123
08-13-2010, 10:03 PM
Can't Isiah Thomas dig up 400mil? Maybe Dolan can give him a loan.

lol No thanks

boriquaabe
08-13-2010, 10:08 PM
lol No thanks

What about his "eye for talent"...hahahaha... Eye for talent my ***.

bholly
08-13-2010, 10:39 PM
Pretty misleading title - he's clearly talking about being a minority owner, which isn't what 'wants to buy the Pistons' really suggests.

SouthSideRookie
08-13-2010, 10:44 PM
What about his "eye for talent"...hahahaha... Eye for talent my ***.

:laugh:

KNIXX46
08-13-2010, 11:32 PM
:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
What about his "eye for talent"...hahahaha... Eye for talent my ***.:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

desertlakeshow
08-13-2010, 11:50 PM
Magic has the money to buy the team if he wants to. Which from reading the above, is really not clear.

Raidaz4Life
08-14-2010, 12:07 AM
Talk about a terrible investment.

Wilson
08-14-2010, 12:09 AM
That would be great for the Pistons, but I would really like him to remain with the Lakers. He's a member of the family, it would be a shame if he went somewhere else.

Gators123
08-14-2010, 12:13 AM
Talk about a terrible investment.

Oh, really?

http://www.forbes.com/lists/2009/32/basketball-values-09_NBA-Team-Valuations_Rank.html

thescore53
08-14-2010, 12:27 AM
i dont get the jokes above me. hasnt isaiah thomas drafted pretty good.

thescore53
08-14-2010, 12:28 AM
Oh, really?

http://www.forbes.com/lists/2009/32/basketball-values-09_NBA-Team-Valuations_Rank.html

i have a feeling that number is gonna drop dramatically in a couple season

Gators123
08-14-2010, 12:31 AM
i have a feeling that number is gonna drop dramatically in a couple season

Won't ever be lower than the Raptors.

thescore53
08-14-2010, 12:35 AM
Won't ever be lower than the Raptors.

11th place and 6th in operating income. thats after 15 yrs of losing .
pretty impressive :cool:

40oz
08-14-2010, 12:46 AM
Can't Isiah Thomas dig up 400mil? Maybe Dolan can give him a loan.

Ahhh man i needed that. Havent laughed at post in a while.

DE9394
08-14-2010, 12:50 AM
Illitch will win the bid

I like how your using my Wallpaper i made :clap:

SouthSideRookie
08-14-2010, 01:34 AM
i have a feeling that number is gonna drop dramatically in a couple season

A good sports town is a good sports town period.