JIM BUSS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss explains why Phil Jackson isn't coming back to Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Lakers are on the verge of a new era -- one that probably won't include the Zen Master.After a couple atrocious seasons for one of the NBA's most prestigious franchises, things are looking up for the purple and gold. Luke Walton's on his way to Los Angeles to take over as coach, the Lakers have the No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming draft, and there are plenty of...
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Jeanie Buss says there are 'no plans' for Phil Jackson to return to the Lakers

The team's co-owner once again tried to refute rumors of the Zen Master's return. The Los Angeles Lakers have had the worst three seasons in the history of their franchise over the last three consecutive years, which have made vice president of basketball operations' Jim Buss' proclamation that he would return the team to the Western conference finals by this summer look especially...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
1 day ago

The Lakers' adjusted culture could pay dividends going forward

Or, what Los Angeles can learn from Apple and Google. Last week Ben Thompson (author of Stratechery, host of the Exponent Podcast, and die-hard NBA fan) wrote a fantastic piece about the "curse of culture" as it pertains to historically successful businesses, namely Apple and Google. While I won't butcher the piece by trying to explain it fully (it's a highly recommended read),...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
1 day ago

Jim Buss continues to say some crazy things but at what cost?

By Joseph Nardone The Los Angeles Lakers are something, right? Not only from a historical perspective, but in the sense that we always expect them to bounce back from disastrous seasons and develop a roster with at least a few stars roaming the hardwood. Then again, all of those thoughts subconsciously placed into our craniums over the years feel so yesterday — or, at least, in...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers reportedly tried to bring Yi Jianlian back to the NBA

By Darryn Albert These days, former No. 6 overall pick Yi Jianlian is 30 years old and a punchline in NBA circles, widely considered to be one of the biggest draft busts of all-time. Ever since the Milwaukee Bucks selected him in the lottery over Joakim Noah in 2007, all Yi did was bounce around four different teams in five seasons, averaging 7.9 points per game and 4.9 rebounds...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss: Brother Jim will step down if Lakers don't make deep run within two seasons

By Larry Brown Lakers fans complaining about the way Jim Buss runs the team may finally get their wish. Jeanie Buss, Lakers president and part-owner, said on the radio that her brother will step down if the Lakers do not make a deep run in the playoffs over the next two seasons. Jeanie, who spoke with KPCC on Thursday, is holding her brother to a timeline he set for the team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jim Buss Scared Kevin Love From Becoming A Member Of The Los Angeles Lakers

Kevin Love to the Lakers? Apparently not. Jim Buss looks to have prevented that!
Via CLNS Radio
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers interested in Roy Williams?

Could head coach Roy Williams be headed to the Lakers? After the news that James McAdoo was leaving for the NBA, mostly it seems because he just got married to UNC volleyball player Lauren Adkins, it felt like tranquility was coming back to the North Carolina basketball program. Alas, leave it to the Los Angeles Lakers to give the ABC’ers and the doom & gloom Heels fans something...
Via isportsweb.com
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Owner Jim Buss Releases Recording of Him Saying Complimentary Things About Black People, Top Free Agents

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jim Buss is heard saying very positive things about black people in a recording released today. It is believed the recording was released by Buss himself. “I know that some people in the NBA in my position don’t feel this way — and it’s more than Donald Sterling, although I won’t say who,” Buss says in a conversation with someone who sounds like...
Via Sports Pickle
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The reason Jeanie and Jim Buss missed the Lakers’ annual team photo shoot

Yesterday was one of the worst Lakers team photos of all-time. Kobe Bryant looked pissed, Jordan Hill was late and no Buss family member was in sight. Many people wondered where Jeanie and Jim Buss were at the time of the photo being taken, though it seems that both of Jerry’s kids had pretty good reasons to miss the event. According to ESPN Los Angeles’ Ramona Shelburne, both...
Via Lakerholicz.com
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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