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Jeanie Buss' Decision To Fire Her Brother Hits Home With Future Of The Lakers At Stake

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 22 / 17

Yesterday marked one of the "most dramatic days in the history of the Lakers," as team President Jeanie Buss yesterday "fired her brother" Exec VP/Basketball Operations Jim Buss, along with GM Mitch Kupchak and VP/PR John Black, according to Tania Ganguli of the L.A. TIMES. Jeanie Buss the...

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