Jeanie Buss Rumors

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“I’m not going to say that was not always my hope at some point,” Buss said of Jackson having a Lakers front-office position. “But it was made clear to me by my brother [Jim] and [GM] Mitch Kupchak, we didn’t need any more voices involved with the Lakers, that they felt they had everything under control. I respect that, but had to respect Phil’s desire to work again. He had to pursue whatever made him happy. Would I have preferred to do it together? Of course, but I’m happy he’s doing something that makes him happy.’’