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January 3, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Looks as if there may be a reason for a celebration in Lakerland after all. Former Lakers Coach Phil Jackson is apparently engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Jeanie Buss, who is the executive vice president of business operations for the Lakers. Buss tweeted Thursday evening: Twitter family - Phil finally gave me that ring I wanted!:-) twitpic.com/bs8xc5 - Jeanie Buss (@JeanieBuss) January 4, 2013 She apparently wasn't talking about one of Phil's five championship rings that he got at the helm of the Lakers.
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April 27, 2014 | By Patt Morrison
Nowadays, it's the price tag that makes a house famous. The most expensive U.S. home ever sold, a single-family Connecticut house bought by a company, recently went for $120 million. It used to be the owners who made the house famous. Which made Beverly Hills' Pickfair, after the White House, perhaps the most famous house in the country as the home of moviedom's Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. The next owner of Pickfair rose in the pantheon as well: Jerry Buss, who made the L.A. Lakers one of the winningest franchises in NBA history.
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March 25, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Jeanie Buss couldn't help but laugh. She's been Phil Jackson's longtime companion, yet she says she doesn't even know how much he'd want to coach in the NBA again. "I can't answer that question," said Buss, the Lakers' executive vice president. "Only he can. Nobody's called him. Unless somebody calls, we won't know how to answer that question. " That uncertainty also applies to the New York Knicks after Coach Mike D'Antoni recently resigned. Jackson won 11 NBA championships, six with the Chicago Bulls and five with the Lakers.
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April 22, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers have promoted Jim Perzik from general counsel to senior vice president of legal affairs/secretary, while hiring Dan Grigsby to fill Perzik's former position. Grigsby previously was partner and chairman of the National Sports Law Group with the law firm Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell. "Having worked with Dan as our outside legal representative for over 30 years, we're very familiar and comfortable with him, and have the highest regard for him as both an attorney and person,” said Jeanie Buss in a statement Tuesday.
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May 29, 2012 | By Mark Medina
The reality show surrounding the Lakers is always captivating. The Lakers' front office is looking to make roster changes. Kobe Bryant is wondering if he'll ever win his sixth NBA championship. Pau Gasol is worrying whether he'll remain a Laker. Andrew Bynum is noticing the angst on whether he will fully mature. Metta World Peace is thriving on acting goofy. The Lakers' reality show rarely focuses just on the basketball court. It focuses on everything off of it too. With Lamar Odom, the Lakers were eventually treated to too many doses of the Kardashian family.
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October 3, 2012 | By Mark Medina
The endless Twitter messages Jeanie Buss receives in her inbox mostly center on one thing - concern from Laker fans on whether their cable subscriber will feature Time Warner Cable SportsNet, which has a 20-year, $3-billion agreement to showcase Lakers programming including all their games. As The Times' Joe Flint reported, no cable outfit has agreed to TWC's asking price of an additional $3.95 per month to carry the channel. Buss, the Lakers' executive vice president of business operations, conceded that she doesn't have the channel, either.
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June 22, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The rules changed when the league adopted the 2011 collective bargaining agreement, but Lakers executive and owner Jeanie Buss is confident the franchise will navigate its way back to the top. "We are in 100% in support of those agreements, but as much as they'd like to try to revenue share and make things equal -- our basketball expertise, they can't revenue share away from us," Buss said.  "I believe that as they keep trying to make things more...
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February 22, 2013 | By Richard Gingras
Jerry Buss was a mathematician, a chemist, a savvy entrepreneur, a flamboyant showman. He also might have been my father-in-law, had his daughter, Jeanie Buss, not acted with exquisite grace 25 years ago. Let me explain. On April 28, 1985, I attended a Sunday afternoon picnic in a park. It happened to be on a day that the Los Angeles Lakers were playing the Boston Celtics, and I, a Celtics fan from birth, found myself surrounded by rabid Lakers enthusiasts. A bet was fashioned. If the Lakers lost, my friend would write a proposal of marriage to Celtics forward Larry Bird; if the Celtics lost, I would be required to ask Jerry Buss' daughter for her hand in marriage.
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August 9, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers and owner/executive Jeanie Buss miss the late Jerry Buss in many ways. "The Laker way isn't the same because Dr. Buss isn't here," said Jeanie Buss on Thursday, live on ESPN Los Angeles-AM (710) with Mark Willard and Mychal Thompson. Jerry Buss died in February of complications from cancer. Jeanie Buss said her father might have been the key to keeping free agent center Dwight Howard, who left as a free agent to the Houston Rockets. "When it came time to try to convince Dwight to stay, we lost the best closer in the business in Dr. Buss," she said.
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January 21, 2011 | By Broderick Turner
Phil Jackson agrees with his girlfriend ? who agrees with NBA Commissioner David Stern . Jeanie Buss , the Lakers coach's girlfriend and the team's executive vice president of business operations, said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that "contraction is something we have to consider" in the NBA. Buss said she would hate to lose teams, but that "we may be in some markets we shouldn't be in. " Jackson was asked...
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April 19, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
The six brothers and sisters, with a gap of 31 years from eldest to youngest, gathered in the winter near the first anniversary of their father's death to discuss some problems about the family business. It's also the city's treasured sports team - the Lakers. The team was nose-diving in the standings, losing the interest of fans, and grinding toward its worst season since the team moved to Los Angeles in 1960. So Jeanie Buss posed an elementary question to her siblings: What was going on with the Lakers?
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April 10, 2014 | By Scott Martelle
So what can we read into a name? Republican members of Congress, in search of yet another way to honor the man who led them back from the wilderness after the Nixon White House debacle, are trying to rename a mountain after Ronald Reagan. In Nevada. Which, by definition, means out in the middle of a desert , though in this case it has a nice view of Las Vegas. And it's not even like they're trying to name a whole mountain after him. They have their eyes set on a peak that's part of Frenchman Mountain . Which means, technically speaking, Reagan will be secondary to a European.
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April 8, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
It could always be worse. The Lakers could have been pounded into a sad corner of team history with Dwight Howard in Houston's lineup. So they got hit with the next worst thing, losing to the Rockets without the injured Howard, 145-130, and clinching their most miserable win-loss record since moving to Los Angeles in 1960. With four games to go, the Lakers (25-53) already outdid the 1974-75 team that went 30-52. The Lakers keep seeking stability, a main reason team executives Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak recently sat down with Kobe Bryant for a clear-the-air meeting, The Times has learned.
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April 2, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
SACRAMENTO -- Sad news for Lakers writers. There might be only seven games left to cover the eminently quotable, entirely likable Nick Young . But good news for Young: Lakers governor Jeanie Buss loves his personality, seeing a player who can connect with fans. It might not lead to more money when he becomes a free agent this summer, because Buss defers to her brother, Jim , and Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak to make the business decisions. But it can't hurt the player who calls himself "Swaggy P," the "P" still an unknown entity that Young is reluctant to reveal.
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March 21, 2014
How well will Phil Jackson do in New York? Quite well, I'm sure; after all, he has Jim Buss' cellphone number and a number of castoffs to send west. Lynn McGinnis Glendale :: How to become a millionaire? Just ask Jim Buss. He managed to turn a billion-dollar enterprise into a million-dollar one. Sam Austin Bermuda Dunes :: So the owner of the Knicks believes it is worth $60 million to have Phil Jackson watch the team lose for the next five years? Some might say even that amount isn't enough.
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March 20, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
If the Lakers and New York Knicks fight for a franchise-turning free agent in coming summers, Lakers governor Jeanie Buss isn't worried. But wouldn't new Knicks President Phil Jackson and his 13 championship rings (11 as a coach, two as a player) have more drawing power than Lakers executives Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak? “That's not true. I don't agree with that,” Jeanie Buss said Thursday on ESPN 710. “I think the Lakers are a legacy franchise. I think that players know when they come here this is the ultimate platform.
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March 20, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan and Eric Pincus
Here's the Lakers' newest nightmare development, other than the play-so-terribly-they-miss-playoffs one they're living now. It starts with plenty of money to spend on free agents. And there's a player or two who can change a franchise. But he's also being recruited by the New York Knicks. Phil Jackson vs. the Lakers? Could easily happen. It won't be in July unless the Lakers show a renewed interest in Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony should he opt out of his contract. But next year, when Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge could be available, the Knicks and Lakers will have plenty of money.
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March 20, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers took their team photo on Thursday, well most of them. Jordan Hill missed the annual event, arriving late to the team's practice facility, according to a Lakers spokesman. Also absent in the photo is any member of the Buss family, with owners Jim and Jeanie Buss sitting out.   It's team photo day at El Segundo. #GoLakers pic.twitter.com/epoQ4zQAME - Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 20, 2014 After the passing of Jerry Buss last February, the Lakers honored their late owner with a basketball sitting on an empty chair in between Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard.
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March 20, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan and Eric Pincus
Here's the Lakers' newest nightmare development, other than the play-so-terribly-they-miss-playoffs one they're living now. It starts with plenty of money to spend on free agents. And there's a player or two who can change a franchise. But he's also being recruited by the New York Knicks. Phil Jackson vs. the Lakers? Could easily happen. It won't be in July unless the Lakers show a renewed interest in Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony should he opt out of his contract. But next year, when Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge could be available, the Knicks and Lakers will have plenty of money.
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