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Jeanie Buss On Lakers: “I’m The Boss”

by Glenn Erby | Posted on Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Jeanie Buss has decided to lay down the law.

Amid reports of the NBA looking into any potential conflicts of interest between Jeanie Buss and Knicks president Phil Jackson, Buss decided to lay all the cards on the table during an hourlong interview on the “Mason and Ireland” show on ESPNLA 710 radio Thursday.

Buss put it as eloquently as she could when she stated, “I’m the boss.”

“I’m the boss,” Jeanie Buss said in an hourlong interview on the “Mason and Ireland” show on ESPNLA 710 radio Thursday. “I am responsible ultimately for anything with the team and decisions that are made.

“In my position, I empower people that are in positions to do their jobs. [Executive vice president of player personnel] Jim Buss and [general manager] Mitch Kupchak are responsible for all basketball decisions. They are empowered to do that. My job is to make sure, as a boss, that I provide them the tools to do the job successfully. But it’s up to them to make the day-to-day decisions on how they operate their area of the business.”

Buss explained that that the six Buss siblings own the team in trust and are its majority owners. Anschutz Entertainment Group, real estate developer Ed Roski and world-renowned doctor Patrick Soon-Shiong are the other investors.

Jeanie Buss has final say on all Lakers matters.

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