Magic Johnson Blasts Lakers Coaching Hire on Twitter

Sam Laird
November 14, 2012
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Los Angeles Lakers legend and onetime minority owner Magic Johnson has broken his silence on the team selecting Mike D'Antoni after firing newly-hired coach Mike Brown just five games into this NBA season.

His feedback, it's fair to say, is not positive.

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Johnson used Twitter late Wednesday morning to share these thoughts with his more than 1 million followers:

The first post immediately sent the social sports world into a minor tizzy, gaining more than 3,600 retweets.

The Lakers were reportedly all set to hire Jackson -- who's won 11 championships as a coach, including five with Lakers between 2000 and 2010 -- this week but then unexpectedly agreed to terms with D'Antoni late Sunday night. When the Lakers fired Brown last week after a terrible start to the season, Johnson took to Twitter to broadcast his support for Jackson:

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