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Jerry Buss

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  • Sparks owner ends involvement with team; WNBA looking for new owner

    Sparks owner ends involvement with team; WNBA looking for new owner
    The WNBA is searching for a new Sparks owner after Sparks Chairman Paula Madison told the league her family-owned company would no longer be involved with the team, The Times has learned. “This was a big surprise to us,” WNBA President...
  • Magic Johnson would be interested in buying Clippers, source says

    Magic Johnson would be interested in buying Clippers, source says
    Magic Johnson would be interested in purchasing the Clippers, with financial backing from Guggenheim Partners, if they were put up for sale, according to a person familiar with the situation. A racially charged audio recording surfaced Saturday in which...
  • Reflecting on Sterling, Kobe Bryant urges appreciation for Buss family

    Reflecting on Sterling, Kobe Bryant urges appreciation for Buss family
    With the Lakers missing the playoffs, the Clippers have taken over the headlines -- although not for the best of reasons. With Clippers owner Donald Sterling embroiled in scandal for alleged racial statements, Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant took a...
  • Donald Sterling scandal merits an over-the-top reaction

    Donald Sterling scandal merits an over-the-top reaction
    The opinion that Donald Sterling can no longer be an owner is incorrect. He would make an excellent plantation owner. What a story. Just when you think you have seen it all . . . The late Bill Thomas, as fine an editor as the Los Angeles Times ever...
  • The men who will decide Donald Sterling's fate: NBA's other owners

    The men who will decide Donald Sterling's fate: NBA's other owners
    As part of the NBA's sweeping sanctions against Clippers owner Donald Sterling over his controversial racial remarks, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is urging the league's other owners to push for the Clippers' sale. Silver said that if three-quarters...
  • Buss family faces crucial moment with the Lakers

    The six brothers and sisters, with a gap of 31 years from eldest to youngest, gathered in the winter near the first anniversary of their father's death to discuss some problems about the family business. It's also the city's treasured sports team —...
  • Lakers hire Dan Grigsby as general counsel; Jim Perzik now senior VP

    Lakers hire Dan Grigsby as general counsel; Jim Perzik now senior VP
    The Lakers have promoted Jim Perzik from general counsel to senior vice president of legal affairs/secretary, while hiring Dan Grigsby to fill Perzik's former position. Grigsby previously was partner and chairman of the National Sports Law Group with...
  • 'Toxic' Lakers' most loyal ticket holder may dump seats over renewal

    'Toxic' Lakers' most loyal ticket holder may dump seats over renewal
    For more than a half century, few in this town have loved and lived the Lakers like Joe Smith. The former record mogul has four season seats on the baseline next to the Lakers bench. He has held those seats since the team arrived in Los Angeles. He...
  • Jeanie Buss talks about all things Lakers

     Jeanie Buss talks about all things Lakers
    "Born to the purple" means someone who comes into the world privileged and royal. That doesn't exactly describe Jeanie Buss. She was teenager when her father, Jerry Buss, bought the Los Angeles Lakers. After he died, Jeanie stepped into the job of...
  • Lakers gain closure with Phil Jackson's departure to New York

    Lakers gain closure with Phil Jackson's departure to New York
    Should the Lakers have hired Phil Jackson to coach the team instead of Mike D'Antoni in 2012?  Will the team fire D'Antoni for Jackson?  Why won't owner/executive Jim Buss hire Jackson to run the team's basketball operations? Finally those questions...
  • A Lakers fan put Phil Jackson in touch with New York Knicks

    A Lakers fan put Phil Jackson in touch with New York Knicks
    Lakers fans can thank one of their own for Phil Jackson's going to the New York Knicks. Irving Azoff, a music mogul who has long held courtside seats at Staples Center, hosted the December party at which Jackson and Knicks owner James Dolan began...