The Los Angeles Lakers need a new top decision-maker after the impressive resignation of Magic Johnson on Tuesday. At the moment, we have no idea how wide the network will be looking to find a replacement. They could simply promote from within. They could reach the best basketball minds in the market. All we can say at this moment is that the Lakers had a president on Tuesday and not Wednesday.
So at this moment, all this is speculation. Eventually, the news will reach those who really have and do not have an opportunity. But GM's searches tend to be fairly homogeneous. At any given time, there are usually a few younger executives ready for an opportunity, a few experienced general managers looking for a new challenge and a few specific candidates of the organization in question who may be interested. For now, here are the main candidates for the currently open work of directing the Lakers based on their qualifications and their connection to the franchise. In all likelihood, the final choice will come from this list.