I'm not sure why there was a need for a new mod. But I am sure you will do a great job SoCalMike. It only seems natural that someone who posts as much as you do and is respected on the forum as much as you is the next mod. Personally, I like the whole star wars light/dark side thing going on in this post so that must mean more good stuff for the Lakers forum. Out of all of them it's the best conversation on this board (IMO) no matter who is your favorite team.