Magic's NBA return limited to TV booth
Magic Johnson is coming back to the NBA -- as an announcer.
Johnson, who retired as a player in November after contracting the AIDS virus, will become an NBA commentator for NBC for the rest of the season. The former Los Angeles Lakers star will work on regular-season and playoff telecasts, including the NBA Finals.
Johnson has talked about a possible resumption of his NBA playing career, but the broadcasting job means that won't happen this season. His agent, Lon Rosen, said Johnson would evaluate his status after playing for the U.S. team at the Summer Olympics.