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As the Lakers move towards the future with recently-acquired Lebron James, Johnson said has no regrets about his time with the organization.
He also shared his intentions to now shift his focus to the community and help players develop their basketball skills.
“I’m happy with what we did in two years. I’m not disappointed in anything we did,” he said. “I’m happy about the direction [the team is going in].”
“I’m a free bird, and I can’t be handcuffed,” he said. “This is a good day.”
Johnson first assumed the role as president of basketball operations in Feb. 2017.
He stepped into the position following the organization’s reshaping of its leadership team, with the firing of general manager Mitch Kupchak and relieving Jim Buss of his role as executive vice president of basketball operations.
Going into Tuesday’s game, the Lakers held a 37-44 record on the season. It was a slight improvement from last season when the team finished the year on a 35-47 record. The Lakers have not made the playoffs since 2013.