Earvin "Magic" Johnson will join the Los Angeles Lakers again to assist team president Jeanie Buss in basketball and business operations according to the Lakers.

"Everyone knows my love for the Lakers," said Johnson. "Over the years, I have considered other management opportunities, however my devotion to the game and Los Angeles make the Lakers my first and only choice. I will do everything in my power to help return the Lakers to their rightful place among the elite teams of the NBA."

Johnson's duties will help advise ownership on all business and basketball matters, assist in player evaluating, mentoring players and assess  franchise needs.

Magic earned a national championship at Michigan State along with five NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers. He finished his illustrious NBA career with 12-time All Star game appearances and was named to the All-NBA First Team nine times. Johnson joined teh basketball hall of fame in 2002.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed due to the team policy.