Magic Johnson: Johnson Has Interest In Front Office of The Detroit Pistons

Roy FryeContributor IIAugust 13, 2010

Laker legend Magic Johnson has been contacted by the Pistons. They asked if he would like to be part of a group that could buy the struggling franchise. The team went up for sale earlier this year in the aftermath of the death of owner Bill Davidson.

Johnson said that new Pistons owner "wouldn't be me".

However, Johnson also said that he wouldn't mind having a role in Detroit's front office. The Pistons still have a place in Johnson's heart, being a Michigan native. This team also needs someone smart being in a rebuilding phase.

Magic wouldn't be the first NBA Hall of Famer taking interest in their hometown teams. Larry Bird is the president of the Indiana Pacers, while Michael Jordan is the majority owner of the team of his familiar Charlotte, the Bobcats.

Johnson is currently a minority owner for his alma Lakers. He helped Jerry Buss construct those back to back champions everybody's been talking about.

Although Magic Johnson said that he hasn't had any formal talks about that front office role, it is still likely as Magic Johnson is a highly respected basketball mind. We'll just have to see how that plays out. 

The Detroit Pistons might be having some "Magic" in their lives very soon.