Magic Johnson received several job offers to work for a team before taking the Los Angeles Lakers' job in 2017.
“I turned down three jobs. My good friends Peter [Guber] and Joe [Lacob], they bought the Golden State Warriors. They came to me, ‘I want you to be an owner, a partner with us.’ I said ‘No, I’m a Laker.’ My friend bought the Detroit Pistons, Tom Gores, and a Michigan State Guy. ‘Come on home It’d be a great story.’ ‘I can’t, I’m a Laker.’ I could’ve owned other teams,” Johnson said.
Johnson is also believed to have turned down multiple opportunities to run the New York Knicks.