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  1. Reactions from around the Web to Jerry Buss’ passing

    Feb 18, 2013, 3:05 PM EST

    Jerry Buss

    The following is just a small sampling from the reaction around the Internet (and around the world) on the passing of Lakers owner Jerry Buss. “We not only have lost our cherished father, but a beloved man of our community and a person respected by the world basketball community… (He) showed his amazing strength and…

  2. Kobe Bryant comes to defense of Jim Buss

    Nov 16, 2012, 10:14 AM EST

    New Los Angeles Lakers head coach D'Antoni walks on crutches as he passes by Bryant during practice in El Segundo, California

    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…

  3. Lakers owner Jerry Buss underwent surgery last week

    Aug 13, 2012, 9:56 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Regal FC Barcelona

    Lakers owner since 1979 Jerry Buss has been in poor health at points in the last year and the Lakers confirmed the 78-year-old had surgery last week. What kind of surgery? They won’t say. From the Los Angeles Times. “He did have surgery and it went fine,” Lakers spokesman John Black said. “He’s not home…

  4. Kobe Bryant says some really nice things about Jim Buss

    Mar 23, 2012, 10:32 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Mike Brown

    Kobe Bryant is too smart to go on the Lakers flagship radio station in Los Angeles and rip his boss. He’d have you read between the lines of a terse statement. But that’s not what he did. Kobe was on the Mason and Ireland show on ESPN Radio in L.A. (John Ireland is the Lakers…

  5. Lakers owner Jerry Buss hospitalized

    Dec 7, 2011, 9:16 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Regal FC Barcelona

    Lakers owner Jerry Buss has been hospitalized due to blood clots in his legs, reports the Orange County Register. It is not considered serious and Buss, 77, is expected to be released in the next couple days, reports the Orange County Register. “He’s doing well,” (Lakers spokesman John) Black said Wednesday evening. Black said the…

  6. Jerry Buss’ son Jesse arrested for intoxication

    Dec 3, 2011, 8:30 AM EST

    JesseBuss

    Phil Jackson’s not around for questions about whether he’ll return and training camp hasn’t opened yet, but you know it’s NBA season when there’s drama surrounding the Lakers’ front office. Son of Lakers owner Jerry Buss Jesse Buss was arrested for intoxication Friday in Lexington, Kentucky. WDRB in Lexington reports: Lexington Jail officials say Buss…

  7. Lakers, Mavericks, other big spenders safe for two years

    Nov 28, 2011, 8:06 AM EST

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    Part of the reason we lost 480 NBA games this season is because a bunch of owners were pissed at the Lakers, Mavericks, Heat, Celtics and other owners willing to spend over the luxury tax. Small market owners wanted to tie the hands of the big spenders in the name of the mythical “competitive balance.”…

  8. NBA teams put in stiff luxury tax penalties… which luxury-tax payers will still benefit from

    Nov 6, 2011, 5:30 PM EST

    Jerry Buss

    Wait, what? From Ken Berger of CBSSports.com: The luxury-tax “cliff” experienced by tax teams, by which they felt the full brunt of going slightly over the tax level by losing all the tax money they would’ve received had they stayed under, also was addressed in the owners’ proposal. The league offered that such teams would…

  9. Shaw’s account of leaving L.A. should make Lakers fans nervous

    Nov 1, 2011, 7:22 PM EST

    Phil Jackson, Brian Shaw

    Kobe Bryant and most Lakers fans may not have liked it, but Brian Shaw never really stood a chance to become the Lakers next head coach. Shaw was qualified, and a top Lakers assistant, but his candidacy was doomed because he implied more of the same and Jim Buss wanted to put his stamp on…

  10. Can we blame the Lakers television deal for the lockout?

    Oct 26, 2011, 1:23 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Regal FC Barcelona

    There is plenty of blame to go around for why we are still sitting here with an NBA lockout going on and the regular season postponed. David Stern, Billy Hunter, Kevin Garnett, Paul Allen, Derek Fisher, Robert Saver and Bennett Salvatore are all to blame. Oh, wait, not Salvatore. I just blame him for everything…

  11. Report: Owners of Cavs, Suns killed potential labor deal

    Sep 15, 2011, 10:19 PM EST

    Dan Gilbert

    UPDATE 10:19 pm: David Stern called this report “incorrect and fictional” in his press conference following Thursday’s Board of Governor’s meetings. You can take that as the gospel truth or you can take it as Stern covering the backside of his owners. We all know this was the only thing Stern could say, he had…

  12. Lakers owners good with revenue sharing, hard salary cap

    Sep 15, 2011, 11:22 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Regal FC Barcelona

    The NBA players union keeps waiting for the owners to crack. We know there are divisions between the hawks — owners that want to radically alter the league’s financial structure — and the doves that want to get on with the season. We know larger markets have concerns about revenue sharing proposals. There are divisions.…

  13. Brian Shaw tees off on the Lakers over how his non-hiring went down

    Jul 16, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

    Phil Jackson, Brian Shaw

    Brian Shaw has a reason to gripe. He waited and waited for the chance to become the Lakers’ head coach after Phil Jackson retired. He sat through two near-retirements from Jackson. He coached the team when health problems prevented the Zen Master from being able to. He got to know the players, earned their respect…

  14. NBA franchise values, where some owners can make bank

    Jul 8, 2011, 5:59 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Regal FC Barcelona

    It’s one thing left out of the calculations on whether an NBA owner is making money on his franchise — the money he makes on the worth of the franchise. It’s complex, it’s changing, but the fact remains that a lot of NBA owners have already made tons of money on their teams because what…

  15. Mike Brown can win with Lakers if Kobe buys in

    May 26, 2011, 11:57 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant talks during a news conference after the Lakers were knocked out of the NBA basketball playoffs in Los Angeles

    Mike Brown was hired because he was not Phil Jackson. That’s not all of it — all accounts around the league are that Mike Brown gives good job interview, and his defense-first philosophy is a good fit — but not being part of the Phil Jackson coaching tree mattered. This was Jim Buss’ move to…

  16. Mike Brown to Lakers is Jim Buss’ call, showing power shift

    May 25, 2011, 10:40 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Cleveland Cavaliers, Game 1

    Jerry Buss is still the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers. But he’s not the guy pulling the strings anymore, the power shift to son Jim Buss is pretty much complete. According to the Los Angeles Times, the move to set up and hire former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown was the younger Buss’ call.…

  17. Lakers to hire Mike Brown to be coach

    May 25, 2011, 9:55 AM EST

    Cleveland Cavilers v Boston Celtics

    UPDATE #3 9:55 am: By the morning, pretty much everyone with an NBA source has confirmed this. The Lakers are going to make an offer to Mike Brown, maybe for three, maybe for four years. The only potential catch is that it is not really going to be a negotiation, if he doesn’t take the…

  18. Lakers owner Buss says team is “very close” to hiring a coach

    May 24, 2011, 7:19 PM EST

    Jerry Buss

    According to the Los Angeles Times’ Mark Medina, Lakers owner Jerry Buss said in a recent radio interview that the team is “very close” to hiring legendary coach Phil Jackson’s replacement: Lakers owner Jerry Buss declined to provide a definitive timetable on hiring a replacement for Phil Jackson as the Lakers coach, but he said the organization is “very…

  19. If it wasn’t for lockout, Phil Jackson might have left earlier

    May 19, 2011, 8:59 AM EST

    Kobe Bryant And Phil Jackson Address The Media

    Phil Jackson had said that chasing a fourth three-peat played a big role in his return. Talking about himself after the Lakers were eliminated, he made it sound like that competitive fire more than passion for the game brought him back. But there was another reason — the lockout. That’s what he told Mark Kriegel…

  20. Lakers coaching search starts with Shaw, Person, Adelman

    May 12, 2011, 6:26 PM EST

    Phil Jackson, Brian Shaw

    Lakers fans, you are going to need to be patient. Not your strength, I know, but you need to be. The Lakers management is going to take their time with this coaching search. But that search will begin at home, reports Sam Amick at Sports Illustrated. Then it will move on to Rick Adelman, according…

  21. Don’t count on Byron Scott as next Lakers coach

    May 11, 2011, 8:43 PM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers  v Miami Heat

    Byron Scott is a favorite son of Lakers owner Jerry Buss. Scott has openly lusted for the Lakers coaching gig. The Lakers have an open coaching vacancy, ergo… No. Don’t go there. To start with, Scott has a job as the Cavaliers head coach and as the Cleveland Plain Dealer tweeted they are not giving…

  22. Report: Lakers coaching search “wide open”

    May 9, 2011, 10:03 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Regal FC Barcelona

    The conventional wisdom is that the Lakers would go through the motions of a coaching search, then hire lead assistant Brian Shaw. The reasoning being that they have a two-time championship roster built to run the triangle offense, so you stick with what works. But there is this one little discussed fact — owner Jerry…

  23. Anaheim may never get an NBA team thanks to Lakers

    May 2, 2011, 3:33 PM EST

    honda-center-of-anaheim

    Not to deflate the mood on what should be a day of celebration in Sacramento, but it is quite possible that a year from now Kings fans will lose their battle to keep the Kings in Sacramento. If efforts to get a new arena built fall short — and if public money is required it…

  24. Just to be clear, Phil Jackson is not coming back

    Apr 8, 2011, 3:26 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings

    Phil Jackson played it smart. If he didn’t make another clear statement that this would be his last season coaching, he was going to be asked at every playoff press conference if he was returning next season. Now he’ll only be asked it every other press conference. Becuase when he sat down with a handful…

  25. Report: Lakers, Clippers lack votes to block Kings Anaheim move

    Mar 25, 2011, 2:34 PM EST

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    The Honda Center in Anaheim is 34 miles away from Staples Center, which means it may take 30 minutes and it may take two-and-a-half hours to drive there on Los Angeles freeways. But it’s close enough that the Lakers and Clippers do not want the Kings moving to Anaheim. It just appears they can’t do…

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