Originally written on Lakerholicz.com  |  Last updated 10/15/14
Now that the great Dr. Jerry Buss has sadly departed, someone else must make the final call within the Los Angeles Lakers organization. While many observers would assume that Jim Buss would have the final word, Jim himself claims that his sister Jeanie Buss is the one with the “ultimate say”. Here’s what Jim said today in a radio interview with AM570: I would say Jeanie [Buss] would have – probably – the ultimate say. If there’s any confrontation…I would say Jeanie would probably have the ultimate say, but to say “Does [the system] work?” – it has been working. Jeanie has been running the business operations for many years. My dad, on a daily basis, was not going to the office, but Jeanie is incredibly capable of running the business side of the operation and has been [capable]. To ask the question if it can work, I don’t know how to answer that except for: it’s been working for many, many years and nothing has changed. The way my dad has set this up, is basically Jeanie’s the point person in business [operations], I’m the point person in basketball operations – if there was a crossover problem, then I would say Jeanie had that ultimate decision. This is somewhat surprising. While we already knew that Jim took care of the basketball side of things while he his sister ran the business side, we didn’t know who would make a final call if the two operations “crossover” as Jim put it. However, Jeanie is the Lakers’ representative at the Board of Governors, so maybe she holds more power within the organization than we’re aware of. .bottom-of-post-responsive { width: 300px; height: 250px; } @media(min-width: 500px) { .bottom-of-post-responsive { width: 300px; height: 250px; } } @media(min-width: 800px) { .bottom-of-post-responsive { width: 336px; height: 280px; } }

Report: Rams considered favorites to move to LA

Kobe to Julius Randle: You’re an idiot if you (expletive) this up

Slava Voynov arrested on D.V. charge, suspended indefinitely

Report: Ray Rice could be reinstated within next month

Earl Thomas: Refs need to stay out of it and let us dominate

Browns lament ‘unacceptable’ loss to winless Jaguars


Peyton Manning sets NFL touchdown passing record

Report: CJ Spiller suffers broken collarbone

DeMarco Murray sets record with another 100-yard game

Report: Things got 'ugly' in Bears' locker room after loss

Redskins bench Kirk Cousins for Colt McCoy

Rams beat Seahawks thanks to gutsy fake punt call

News station congratulates Gary Payton for breaking TD record

Did Sidney Crosby troll Flyers fans with Halloween costume?

Why Dan Mullen is not leaving Mississippi State

12 amazing stats from Week 7

World Series preview: Will Giants or Royals win it all?

NFL tweets graphic of recipients of Manning's 509 TD passes

Hockey fights of the week

10 takeaways from NFL Week 7

Video: Alec Burks breaks Kobe Bryant's ankles

WATCH: Sean Payton has tense exchange with reporter

Darnell Dockett mocks Raiders fans with whiteboard

WATCH: Tony Romo nearly runs over Alex Rodriguez

Lakers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

GGG continues his reign of terror

The 6 things that mattered this weekend in the premier league

News station congratulates Gary Payton for TD record

Ray Rice could be back by Week 10?

12 amazing stats from Week 7

World Series preview

Favre: I got calls about playing last season

10 takeaways from NFL Week 7

Report: Marshall calls out Jay Cutler

Darnell Dockett mocks Raiders fans

Brian Kelly unloads on officials

WATCH: Rams run punt return trick play for TD

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.