JERRY BUSS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lakers name Magic Johnson president of basketball operations, fire GM Mitch Kupchak

The Los Angeles Lakers announced a major restructuring of their front office on Tuesday, and Magic Johnson will be at the helm of the franchise's basketball operations moving forward. According to the Lakers, Johnson has officially been named president of basketball operations, general manager Mitch Kupchak has been fired, and Jim Buss, son of the late former Lakers owner Jerry Buss...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

The Lakers hit the panic button when they put Magic Johnson in charge

So much for family loyalty in Los Angeles.By turning the franchise over to Magic Johnson on Wednesday, effectively firing co-owner Jim Buss and actually firing general manager Mitch Kupchak, the Los Angeles Lakers proved what we've all assumed for years: This is a franchise without a direction, chasing whatever shiny object crosses its line of sight and panicking when things don...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Lakers Name Magic Johnson President of Basketball Ops, Fire Kupchak and Jim Buss

In a stunning move to shake up their front office, the Lakers announced Tuesday morning that they have cleaned house of their top two basketball decision makers and elevated Magic Johnson from “advisor” to Jeanie Buss to the President of Basketball Operations. From the team’s press release: Los Angeles Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss announced today that the team has named Earvin...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
4 days ago

Lakers News: Jim Buss, Mitch Kupchak fired; Magic Johnson named President of Basketball Operations

This really just happens. The Los Angeles Lakers announced via Twitter and official press release Tuesday morning that Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak have been relieved of their duties with the team. Magic Johnson will assume the role of President of Basketball Operations, and his first task will be to find a new general manager. The news comes as a bit of a shock given the team was...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
4 days ago

Jeanie Buss may clean house in Lakers’ front office

Jeanie Buss may be preparing to clean house in the Lakers’ front office amid the team’s struggles. Such a move would entail pushing her brother Jim out from his executive role, getting rid of GM Mitch Kupchak, and potentially bringing Phil Jackson back to the Lakers, according to some informed speculation. ESPN NBA insider Stephen A. Smith shared the information on the radio...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Alleged love child of Jerry Buss wants piece of family fortune

A woman is claiming to be an omitted child of late Lakers owner Jerry Buss and says she is entitled to her share of the family fortune, according to a report. TMZ says the new woman has come forward and filed legal documents in LA County Superior Court claiming that she was an “omitted” child of Buss. “Omitted” by a legal definition would mean Buss did not know about her...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban eulogizes Lakers' Buss: 'Best owner in NBA history'

DALLAS -- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban long ago picked out the Los Angeles Lakers as a personal rival, as a "foil.'' But all along he looked to Lakers owner Jerry Buss as a mentor and on Monday offered an impromptu eulogy for Buss, who passed away on Feb. 18, 2013 at the age of 80. "I don't think there was a smarter owner in the history of the NBA than Jerry Buss,'' Cuban said...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers fall on Dr. Buss Tribute Night

Wes Johnson feels like he missed out. Growing up a Lakers fan, Johnson, now in his first season with the Lakers, never got the chance to play for the team under the leadership of the late, Dr. Jerry Buss. "It was unfortunate that I didn't get to play for him," Johnson said of Dr Buss, "(I) didn't get to meet him but all of the stuff he brought here is amazing." In a way, Johnson...
Via Fox Sports West
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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