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Jeanie Buss was stunned her brother didn't hire Phil Jackson

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10:05 AM ET 09.22 | In Jeanie Buss' updated memoir "Laker Girl," written with former Times sportswriter Steve Springer and published by Triumph Books, she writes about the firing of Lakers Coach Mike Brown last November. Ultimately, her brother Jim Buss, head of player personnel; General Manager Mitch Kupchak, and her late father and Lakers owner, Jerry Buss, decided to hire Mike D'Antoni instead of her fiancee, Phil Jackson. Ultimately, she was stunned that her brother didn't hire Jackson.

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September 22, 2013  10:25 AM ET
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Politics influences things. If Phil and Jimmy B had a better relationship then things would have probably been much different. I think Jimmy and Phil both could have done a better job with their relationship while Phil was still there. But now Jimmy calls the shots and didn't feel comfortable bringing back Phil. Maybe he felt that the Jeannie/Phil relationship would have taken too much control away from him at a time when he was still finding his way without his dad around.Either way it's ancient history now. Writing books like this is just a passive-aggressive way of blaming your brother publicly. It doesn't really help anything.

EEA, good morning and a very good comment!!!

September 22, 2013  10:26 AM ET
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Jeannie would look much better if she wasn't sitting next to that silverback.

LOL, yeah like she would look better sitting next to you!!! :-)

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September 22, 2013  10:32 AM ET

Your Bro Needs To Go, Sis.

September 22, 2013  10:57 AM ET

Is Philip cradle rocking? Jeannie looks like jailbait next to Phil.

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September 22, 2013  11:53 AM ET
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Jeannie would look much better if she wasn't sitting next to that silverback.

Phil is old enough to be her father.

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September 22, 2013  11:56 AM ET

It's Kobe's fault.........

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September 22, 2013  12:32 PM ET
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* smiles indulgently*....lmao

Somebody went after me last night because of you.............

September 22, 2013  12:33 PM ET
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Somebody went after me last night because of you.............

And love the avatar...

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