The hiring of Mike D'Antoni as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers last November upset scores of Lakers fans. But perhaps no one was more disgruntled by the decision than Lakers executive vice president of business operations Jeanie Buss, who said she felt betrayed when the team settled on D'Antoni over Phil Jackson.
On Sunday, the LA Times published an excerpt from...
When Phil Jackson and Jeanie Buss eventually tie the knot, Jim Buss and the legendary coach will finally be family – at least on paper. However, there’s a difference between being legally related to someone and actually considering them as a part of your clan.
In a recent interview with ESPN Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Lakers‘ vice president of basketball operations said he...
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...
Ric Bucher has given us another tidbit from his interesting time with the Buss family earlier this month.
According to Bucher, Dwight Howard wanted the Lakers to amnesty Kobe Bryant and fire Mike D’Antoni if he was going to re-sign with the club, and Jim Buss even confirmed the notion that D12 didn’t want to play with the Lakers legend:
Talks with various people close to the...
Apparently, if Jeanie Buss wanted it to happen, Phil Jackson could return to the Lakers and Jim Buss wouldn’t have a problem with it.
According to a piece by Ric Bucher for the Hollywood Reporter, Jim is “fine” with Jackson returning to the Lakers, although it may only be in a consultant role:
Jim Buss has made it clear he’s fine with Jackson being on the payroll if Jeanie...
According to the Lakers owner, Kobe Bryant, currently rehabbing a torn Achilles suffered last season, will be back in time for the preseason. Is he too optimistic?
POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE?
Saying that those in the organization "still like this team a lot," Lakers executive vice president Jim Buss believes there is no reason to "blow up" the struggling team.
When her brother decided not to rehire her long time boyfriend, Phil Jackson, Jeanie Buss was left in an awkward spot, so she took her problem right to the top.
We love it when the Taiwanese animators put their spin on the NBA. The Buss family, however, might not share our enthusiasm for this particular video. Jim Buss is flat-out called an idiot (he drives around in a "short buss" and wears a bucket on his head). And the Lakers are a bunch of old, walker-using, has-beens who will basically inspire riots as they try to...
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