JERRY BUSS NEWS

Is there a state of emergency in Lakerland?

*trumpets* “What you want me to do, I’m sorry! (Jay-Z voice).” - The Buss Siblings I’ve been preserving optimism in Jeanie and Jim Buss since Dr. Jerry Buss passed away last February. Even with a few questionable decisions (offering Kobe Bryant a $48.5 million extension before returning from Achilles surgery, wasting time chasing Carmelo Anthony this summer), I haven’t...
Via Lakerholicz.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackson: Lakers Were Looking For Long-Term Coach In Hiring D'Antoni

In an update to Phil Jackson's autobiography, he outlines how talks to return to the Los Angeles Lakers in November of 2012 unraveled. Jackson was intrigued by the possibility of going after one more ring with Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol now that the Lakers had also acquired Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. "I was thinking of the job as a one-season gig, but Jimmy (Buss) and...
Via RealGM
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Does anyone really want to coach the Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers brand has taken a huge hit over the last couple of seasons. The slide in credibility for the Lakers is tied directly to the death of their iconic owner, Dr. Jerry Buss, and the ensuing mismanagement of the team by his son Jim.The story of course does not stop there. We don't need to bring up the Mike D'Antoni coaching fiasco which saw D'Antoni resign...
Via Route4Sports
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers News: Byron Scott says Dr. Jerry Buss was first to call him when fired in New Orleans, Cleveland

CBSSports.com Dr. Jerry Buss was a different kind of NBA team owner. Yes, making money and winning was important to him – he was a business man, after all – though he also cared deeply about his employees. He kept former Lakers player Walt Hazzard on the payroll until his death in 2011, something that Hazzard – who suffered a severe stroke in 1996 – truly appreciated, according...
Via Lakerholicz.com
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: All six Buss children to have say in team’s next coaching hire

The Los Angeles Lakers are currently in the middle of their first coaching search since Dr. Jerry Buss passed away in February 2013, so as you can imagine, things are being done a little differently this time around. Not only are the franchise taking their time in selecting a new coach, they’re also using a different consulting process, too. In the past, general manager Mitch Kupchak...
Via Lakerholicz.com
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers News: Jim Buss says Laker's Future is Bright

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off their worst season in franchise history since they moved to L.A. in the 1960's. Since Dr. Jerry Buss passed away, the organization handed the reins to son Jim Buss and daughter Jeanie Buss. Even with a 27-55 record and the sixth worst record in the entire NBA, Jim and the rest of the Buss family still think the Lakers will have continued...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Buss to step down if Lakers aren’t contending within “three to four years”

Fire Jim Buss! Lakers fans have been calling for it for years now, and by the looks of it, they may just get their wish should the following of a tumultuous 2013-14 Lakers season be succeeded by many more in the coming years with no clear improvements along the way. According to Mike Bresnahan from the L.A. Times, Jim Buss gathered with Jeanie and the rest of the Buss family earlier...
Via Lakerholicz.com
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: New NBA commissioner Adam Silver told Jeanie Buss to use her power to lead team

PHOTO: ESPN You probably heard that Jeanie Buss and Adam Silver had dinner together last week and later attended a Lakers home game at Staples Center. During their meetings, Buss said that she and Silver discussed the possibility that her relationship with Phil Jackson could end up being a conflict of interest seeing as the legendary coach now serves as the president of the New York...
Via Lakerholicz.com
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss says she’s the boss of the Los Angeles Lakers

This hasn’t been a good year for the Los Angeles Lakers. While the team languishes near the bottom of the NBA standings, stars Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash have missed most of the season due to injuries. On top of that, fans of the team just had to watch Laker coaching legend Phil Jackson take over basketball operations for the New York Knicks. But now Jackson’s fiancee is reasserting...
Via Rumors and Rants
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss on the Lakers: “Ultimately, the buck stops with me”

These are confusing times for Laker fans. Their team was the first in the entire league to eliminated from the playoffs this season, and Phil Jackson has jetted off to New York to help turn around the Knicks as opposed to sticking around in Los Angeles and working for the Lakers. So, what’s going on? The reason the Lakers passed on Phil’s services was explained last week, though...
Via Lakerholicz.com
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban says Lakers will never be the same

“Jerry Buss was the Lakers, so I don’t know if the Lakers will ever be the Lakers. I don’t think there was a smarter owner in the history of the NBA than Jerry Buss, so that’s tough to replace. I don’t think people realize just how good of an owner Jerry was. I looked up to him a lot. Absolutely. So I don’t know if the Lakers will ever be the Lakers. He just understood...
Via Crossover Chronicles
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss said the Los Angeles Lakers did not have a position for Phil Jackson

5TH QUARTER MAG 5TH QUARTER MAG - Exclusive sports rumors and gossip Ever since Dr. Jerry Buss passed away, the Buss children were given full responsibility of running the Los Angeles Lakers... Jeanie Buss said the Los Angeles Lakers did not have a position for Phil Jackson
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March 19, 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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Following father’s footsteps, Jim Buss gets into real estate game

Jim Buss is following in his fathers footsteps in more way than one. While Jim’s still trying to live up to Jerry Buss’ big shoes on the basketball side of things with the Los Angeles Lakers, it seems he’s now getting into the real estate game, too. According to the Los Angeles Times, Buss has an $4.795 million home in Orange County for sale. The property reportedly has ocean...
Via Lakerholicz.com
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Watch the touching Dr. Jerry Buss tribute shown before last night’s game

This was very well done. Last night, the Los Angeles Lakers honored Dr. Jerry Buss by celebrating what would’ve been his 81st birthday. Before Buss’ team faced the league-best Indiana Pacers, the Lakers’ broadcast showed a touching tribute to the man who many refer to as “the greatest owner in sports.” Written and narrated by Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins, the tribute...
Via Lakerholicz.com
January 29, 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...
Via Fox Sports West
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Dr. Jerry Buss bobblehead travels around Los Angeles, mingles with championship trophies

This is pretty cool. It was Dr. Jerry Buss’ birthday yesterday, and the Lakers are celebrating the great man’s life tonight at Staples Center. Every fan in attendance will receive an awesome-looking Dr. Buss bobblehead. The Lakers’ digital media team did a great job of putting together a Vine video showing the bobblehead traveling to various landmarks around Los Angeles that...
Via Lakerholicz.com
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers are giving away Jerry Buss bobbleheads

It’s not often that an NBA organization gives away a bobblehead of a former owner but that’s exactly what the Los Angeles Lakers are doing tonight. Before the start of tonight’s game against the Indiana Pacers, fans attending the game at Staples Center will receive a Jerry Buss bobblehead. Check out a photo of the bobblehead courtesy of ESPN Radio LA’s Beto Duran: Fans will...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace says he used to have breakfast with Dr. Jerry Buss every Sunday

Metta World Peace will always be loved by Laker fans. His gritty play, hilarious quotes and major role on the 2010 championship team assures the player formally known as Ron Artest will forever hold a special place in the hearts of the fans. Despite deciding to waive him via the league’s one-time amnesty clause this previous summer for financial reasons, the Buss family still love...
Via Lakerholicz.com
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Buy Late Lakers’ Owner Jerry Buss Incredible L.A. Mansion – $6 Million

  When Lakers’ owner Jerry Buss passed away earlier this year at age 80, he was eulogized by colleagues as the brilliant entrepreneurial…
Via Busted Coverage
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss felt betrayed when Lakers hired D'Antoni

With Dr. Jerry Buss leaving his legacy behind to his children, the future of the Lakers can be seen as iffy. Dr. Buss’ kids are the ones running the show [...]
Via 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Stand By Your Man Jeanie Buss

LOS ANGELES, CA - No one takes the saying ‘Stand by your man’ more serious than Jeanie Buss. Buss who is daughter of the late Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, and Chief of Business Operations says in her recent book, ‘Laker Girl’ she felt betrayed by the Laker organization when they opted to hire Mike D’Antoni instead of putting fiancee Phil Jackson back at...
Via BadCulture
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Buzz: 'Laker Girl' Buss felt 'betrayal'

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...
Via Fox Sports
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Jim Buss explains the Lakers’ decision making process; reveals who is involved in the discussions

Despite Jim Buss being involved in the decision making process for the Los Angeles Lakers for over a decade now, many fans are still uneasy about Dr. Jerry Buss‘ son running their beloved franchise. However, Jim isn’t the only one in charge; all of Dr. Buss’ children own a stake of the team, and Jim himself said yesterday that Jeanie Buss has the “ultimate say” when it...
Via Lakerholicz.com
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Dr. Jerry Buss to be honored at halftime of USC-Boston College game on Saturday

Dr. Jerry Buss will be honored at halftime of USC’s football game versus Boston College on Saturday, according to Kevin Ding and Janis Carr of the O.C. Register. Buss, a USC graduate, will be remembered as the marching band performs some of his favorite songs; the Laker Girls will also be present, according to Carr: USC grad Jerry Buss to be honored at Boston College-USC halftime...
Via Lakerholicz.com
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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