Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsJim Buss
IN THE NEWS

Jim Buss

SPORTS
November 24, 2009 | By Mike Bresnahan
As the responsibilities get handed down from Lakers owner Jerry Buss to his son and daughter, more and more will be asked and demanded of Jim Buss . Jeanie Buss has already been given the business side of the Lakers by her father, but Jim is now entrusted with about 90% of his father's decision-making processes on the basketball personnel side, according to Jerry Buss. It's a sensible time for the shift, seeing as how the Lakers won the championship in June and are favored to win another one this season.
Advertisement
SPORTS
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?
SPORTS
January 31, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Magic Johnson will no longer complain about the Lakers. He promises. Johnson took to Twitter to call a cease-fire on himself after weeks of probing, questioning and even haranguing the Lakers. "I'm going to stop complaining. I'm going to support and encourage [team executive] Jim Buss and Coach [Mike] D'Antoni because I love the Lakers!" Johnson wrote Thursday night. "It doesn't do the Lakers players, coaches or ownership any good for me to complain. " He also added, "I want to give Coach D'Antoni credit because offensively he's put the Lakers' players in positions to be successful!"
SPORTS
November 10, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers met with former coach Phil Jackson for preliminary talks Saturday, a feeling-out process expected to continue in coming days. Jackson got together with Lakers executives Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak to explore the prospects of his return to the team. The Lakers believe there is a 95% certainty he will be their next coach, according to a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to discuss it publicly. Jackson has already contacted assistant coaches who have worked with him previously about joining the Lakers' staff, according to people familiar with the situation.
SPORTS
November 10, 2012 | T.J. Simers
Great news. Phil Jackson is writing another book, "Eleven Rings," but it's not scheduled to be published until next year, so there's plenty of time to change the title. And more great news as well for Devin Ebanks, who might be out celebrating for all we know. He gets arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence, it becomes public a few hours later but is lost moments later with the hullabaloo surrounding the dismissal of Lakers Coach Mike Brown.
SPORTS
August 10, 2012 | T.J. Simers
It wasn't too long ago that Magic Johnson looked into a TV camera and said what most Lakers fans were thinking: "Jim Buss, brother, you have a job to do. "I'm telling you right now, because if you don't do it, you're going to hear from me. " So here he was again Thursday night, Magic bursting with excitement and saying over and over again, "Wow!"
SPORTS
November 13, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times
Kobe Bryant didn't envision Mike D'Antoni becoming the Lakers' next coach. Neither did his teammates. "I think we were all kind of thinking it was going to be Phil" Jackson, Bryant said Tuesday. "It probably caught Mike off guard a little bit too. But I'm excited. " Jackson coached Bryant for 11 seasons on the Lakers, the two of them winning five championships together. "Phil and I have gone back since I was 20 years old and everything he's taught me and so forth," said Bryant, normally not the nostalgic type.
SPORTS
March 19, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Kobe Bryant deserves both his contract and a farewell tour as a Laker, according to owner/executive Jeanie Buss. "We never got an opportunity to do the farewell tour for Magic Johnson," Buss said on " Access SportsNet " via Time Warner Cable SportsNet. Early in the season, Bryant agreed to a two-year, $48.5-million contract extension. "Kobe, by signing that deal, will have played 20 years for one organization," said Buss.  "I guarantee that won't happen again. ... We don't draft players at 17 anymore.
SPORTS
May 25, 2011 | By Broderick Turner and Mike Bresnahan
In a surprising and quick move, the Lakers ended their search for a head coach Wednesday by agreeing to hire former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown. The decision to hire Brown, 41, to replace Phil Jackson was made mostly by Jim Buss, the team's executive vice president of player personnel who is the son of owner Jerry Buss, according to several NBA executives not authorized to speak publicly. The Lakers released a statement Wednesday saying they have met with Brown and are "impressed by him," that an agreement is "in place," but he hasn't signed a contract yet. As The Times reported Tuesday night, Brown is expected to sign a deal worth about $4.5 million a season over four years for a total of about $18 million.
SPORTS
November 12, 2012 | Bill Plaschke
The new Lakers coach famously wants his players to shoot in seven seconds or less. I'm not going to require that long to list the reasons that hiring Mike D'Antoni was yet another Buss blunder. He's never taken a team to an NBA Finals. He has a losing record in the playoffs. He doesn't coach defense. His sprinting offense will be tested on a team led by aging guys who no longer sprint. And, oh yeah, he's not Phil Jackson. I'll repeat what I wrote on Friday, only now with a greater and sadder emphasis: The only way the panicky firing of Mike Brown makes even an ounce of sense is if he was immediately replaced by Jackson.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|