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Kobe Bryant Says He Will Not Become the Next President of the Lakers

Earlier this month, Magic Johnson announced that he is stepping down from his position as President of Basketball Operations in an announcement that shocked everyone.

In an appearance on "The Ellen Show" Friday, Kobe Bryant was asked his thoughts on the sudden announcement and what he would do if the job was offered to him:

Ellen: So, can I ask you, were you surprised that Magic Johnson stepped down, was that a surprise to everybody?
Kobe: Little bit (smiles). Little bit of a shocker, yeah.
Ellen: And will you be stepping in?
Kobe: No. No. Nope. Nope. I’m staying right on the sideline and coaching my daughters.

The chances of the Lakers moving forward without a President of Basketball Operations is looking more and more likely by the day. Everything points to Rob Pelinka being the head of operations and that includes making a decision on the next Lakers head coach which will reportedly be Tyronn Lue and Monty Williams.

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