Executive Vice President of Player Personnel, Jim Buss, has been in the hot seat with the fans for a couple of years now. His head coaching hires have come under serious question by the fans, the media and the basketball community. Questions of his decisions have been heating up since the emotional passing of his father, the late and great Dr. Jerry Buss.
Being in Los Angeles and operating under the entertaining platform that Dr. Buss created, the Lakers have some high-profile fans. This includes Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg. At a recent Playboy event, Snoop had the following to say about his favorite basketball team:
Snoop Dogg is at a Playboy event and made one thing clear about the Lakers: “Put Jeanie in charge and we’ll be all right.”
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) July 16, 2013
Jeanie Buss is beloved by the Lakers fans, that is for sure. While some believe that she could easily persuade her finance, Phil Jackson, to rejoin the Lakers as their head coach, Mike D’Antoni still has the job.
Right now, Jeanie is the Executive Vice President of Business Operations for the Lakers. Considering that the financial value of the Lakers hit the $1 billion mark earlier this year, it seems that Jeanie is holding down the business side of the franchise very well.
How the Lakers’ regroup this season and the decisions the front office makes next summer will likely be very foretelling on Jim Buss’ reputation and legacy with the franchise.
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