Yes. Jim, a 50 year old college graduate, is not all
In front of the cameras and he has spent the DOUGH.
That's all I want from an owner
So let me make sure I understand your post. Your criteria for a "good" owner are:
-Spends lots of $
-No experience necessary running any successful businesses
Let's see look at the NBA owners of the last few champions:
-Mick Arinson. CEO of Carnival Cruise Line.
Mark Cuban. Founder of Broadcast.com amongst lots of other successful businesses
Wyc Grousbeck. Partner in Highland Capital Partners (a highly successful venture capital firm)
Peter Holt. CEO of Holt Cat (largest Caterpillar dealer in the US)
See anything in common there?
Jim Buss, by contrast, trained horses given to him by his dad. And was pretty bad at it. But none to worry, he got this NBA talent evaluation thing down pretty fast. He was once quoted as saying something like "Evaluating NBA talent is easy. 10 guys in a bar would come up with the same evaluation as NBA scouts." A few years later he fired all the Lakers longtime scouts.
And as far as a college education, he dropped out of USC. Jeannie is the one with the USC degree, with honors.
Still feeling good about the new owner?