Jim Buss

In memoir, Jeanie Buss says she was “stunned” Lakers didn’t hire Phil Jackson

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One more time down this well traveled road…. We all pretty much know how the Lakers hiring of Mike D’Antoni went down at this point: In short, Jim Buss wants to bring back more of a “ShowTime” feel and wanted to hire D’Antoni, they went through the motions with Phil Jackson thinking he wouldn’t want [more]

Kobe Bryant comes to defense of Jim Buss

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Magic Johnson shredded Jim Buss — son of Jerry Buss and the guy running the Los Angeles Lakers now — on national television. And he spoke for a lot of Lakers fans when he did it. Magic said he trusted Jerry, not Jim. He said Mike Brown was a mistake hire from the start and [more]

Phil Jackson says he had handshake deal that he could decide on Lakers job Monday

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Phil Jackson is telling his side of the story. Or, at least the public side of it. He released a statement Monday night that confirms part of what the Lakers have said — that this was a basketball decision not a move made because of salary, time off or other requests — but it also [more]

Lakers owner Jim Buss gives Mike Brown vote of confidence

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After what is arguably the Lakers ugliest loss of the season in Utah — although it’s really hard to pick just one, they have all been so ugly — the heat from fans and the media is back on coach Mike Brown and his Princeton offense. But not from Lakers ownership. Jim Buss preached patience [more]

Lakers owner says it is no accident they have 2014 cap space

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It wasn’t LeBron James directly, that is just sort of a happy coincidence. But it is no accident that in a couple years the Lakers are going to have a boatload of salary cap space. Lakers owner Jim Buss — his father Jerry still owns the team but Jim is the guy running the show [more]