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Magic Johnson unhappy Lakers did not hire Phil Jackson

Former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson went to Twitter to voice his disapproval with the team not hiring Phil Jackson.

Ethan Miller

Hall of Fame guard Magic Johnson went silent on Twitter for a few days, and on Wednesday he returned and said the absence was because of the Los Angeles Lakers not hiring Phil Jackson to replace Mike Brown as head coach.

Johnson resumed his tweeting by saying that his mother taught him that "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." He also criticized Los Angeles' loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night, saying that the ball should have been in Kobe Bryant's hands after Pau Gasol missed a shot in crunch time.

Los Angeles fired head coach Mike Brown last week and Phil Jackson was a frontrunner to return to his old Lakers team. But before a second meeting with the team, the Lakers announced early Monday morning they had hired former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni.

Johnson is a former part-owner of the Lakers. He sold his share of the team in 2010 after expressing a desire for more of a decision-making role, and recently became part of the ownership group that bought the Los Angeles Dodgers.