Jeanie Buss Rumors
I have also heard that it’s very, very possible that Jeanie Buss is going to keep her word and fire her brother Jim Buss – thank the good lord – and that Mitch Kupchak may very well not be safe as well. How definitive that is remains to be seen. But that is the chatter in NBA circles.
“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.’’