EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Magic Johnson is returning to the Los Angeles Lakers organization as an adviser to owner Jeanie Buss.
The Lakers announced the reunion Thursday with Johnson, one of the most beloved players in franchise history.
Johnson will assist Buss "in all areas of basketball and business," according to the team.
Buss' brother, Jim, currently runs the Lakers' basketball operations with general manager Mitch Kupchak, but the Lakers are in the midst of their fourth consecutive terrible season during the longest playoff drought in franchise history.
Johnson will report directly to Jeanie Buss, according to the Lakers. He was an honorary vice president of the Lakers until last year.
Johnson has enjoyed successful careers in business and broadcasting. He is a part-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, among many other endeavors.