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#241 Miggs

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 01:04 PM

Jeanie Buss will continue to serve as president of business operations of the Lakers. She will also serve as the Laker's representative for the board of governor's and league meetings. Jimmy will take over the basketball side.

Does it sound like she has a little bit more say in running the team?

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 01:12 PM

What's amazing about Dr. Buss is that he worked his bum off to get to where he was. He never had anything handed down to him, as is with a lot of current team owners in sports. He stood in bread lines, he worked on the railroad when he was a teenager, and he got his doctorate in chemistry probably all while doing it with a smile on his face. He was a great owner, but an even greater person.

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 01:15 PM

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 01:17 PM

RIP one of the greatest owners in American sports.

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 01:34 PM

Rip greatest owner ever. This really is the worst Laker season ever
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Posted February 18, 2013 - 01:42 PM

Sadly, knew it was coming.. One thing money can't buy? Health. R.I.P, Dr Buss.

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 01:48 PM

R.I.P. Jerry.
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Posted February 18, 2013 - 01:49 PM

Lakers will never be the same for me.

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 01:53 PM

Does it sound like she has a little bit more say in running the team?

It deepends. John Black said that Jerry's trust has been made to set-up all his children. Three of his children have the biggest involvement with the Lakers (Joey - Defenders, Jimmy - Basketball, Jeanie - Business). I would assume that since Jeanie is acting as the president of the business side and the representative for the Lakers, she may be considered as the CEO. But John Black made is very clear that Jimmy and Mitch will continue to do what they do from a basketball stand point, and Jeanie will do what she does from a business standpoint.

It makes me wonder how it works though, since there were reports a couple weeks ago saying Jimmy and Jeanie haven't been talking to each other. They have to talk to each other now, because each side depends on the other. The business side depends on the basketball side of the operations to put the best possible product on the floor. The basketball side depends on the business side to see how much money of available do they have to spend.

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 02:00 PM

really sad day

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 02:20 PM

God bless, Dr. Buss.

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 02:30 PM

The last conversation that we had. Because I was trying to encourage him, and he was feeling good that day. I was trying to encourage him to come down to the opening game and just come down to the court. Because he would never come down to the court. I said ‘Come down to the court and let these people of Los Angeles give you the love that you deserve. Let them just one time give you a standing ovation, the applause, just everything that you deserve for everything that you have done.’ He said ‘I normally wouldn’t do that but actually I would like to do that.’ I think that will be the one thing that I take from it.”


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Posted February 18, 2013 - 02:49 PM

Awful news. RIP.

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 03:26 PM

Lord why jerry buss? why not david stern?

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 03:28 PM

Yesterday, i heard that that country singer died... i knew Dr. Buss did not have long...


last night, in my dreams, I was playing basketball with Dr Buss. just shooting some hoops, the two of us at first, and more and more people joined in...

RIP Dr. Buss

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 04:10 PM

Lord why jerry buss? why not david stern?

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 04:30 PM

Thank you for giving me so many unforgettable precious moments in life. You will be missed. RIP.

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 04:36 PM

“Today, in the world of sports, we have lost a true giant. Jerry Buss was more than just an owner. He was one of the great innovators that any sport has ever encountered. He was a true visionary and it was obvious with the Lakers in the 80’s that ‘Showtime’ was more than just Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. It was really the vision of a man who saw something that connected with a community. I was privileged to be part of that for 10 years and even more grateful for the friendship that has lasted all these many years. I have always come to realize that if it weren’t for Dr. Buss, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I owe my start in professional coaching to him, and I will always hold him and his memory in the highest of regards. Chris and I truly love Jerry Buss. He was a great friend and will be missed.”


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Posted February 18, 2013 - 05:16 PM

RIP.

P.S.
Does anyone know what's that pinting behind Dr. Buss here, in the "Remembering Jerry Buss" vid narrated by ESPN's Shelley Smith?

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 06:34 PM

RIP DR. Buss. You are one of a kind. The things you've done for the Lakers can never be matched by anyone else. Thank you for all the CHAMPIONSHIPS, thank you for bringing us Magic, thank you for bringing us Showtime, Pat Riley, and Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson.




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