Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  By JOAN NIESEN  |  Last updated 8/16/13
The Buss family has found itself even more so in the spotlight as of late, with the focus less on its basketball decisions and more on its inner workings. On Aug. 8, Jeanie Buss went on an ESPN Radio affiliate and discussed her father's passing and its effect on the Lakers' business structure, and then early this week the Hollywood Reporter ran an in-depth profile of both Jeanie and her brother, Jim Buss, spotlighting their relationship as they look to transition the Lakers back into a winner. It's been just six months since the February death of Jerry Buss, and in that time, his beloved Lakers have clawed their way to an eight seed before being swept in the playoffs' first round and lost out on their biggest free-agent conquest in years. It's been a tough year in Lakerland, and that's only been highlighted by Buss's gradual lessening of impact on the team and his eventual death. In that Aug. 8 radio interview, Jeanie Buss went so far as to say that had her father been running the...
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