Originally Posted by hawkfan
Jim Buss needs to go.
Have Jeannie run the team.
Jerry Buss should never have let his son Jim run the show. That was the first sign of the end of everything.
He was responsible for the hire of Mike Brown. A solid coach, but way in over his head for the job of managing superstars and high expectations. Jim Buss didn't pay attention to details like that, just the context-free statistics of Brown's winning percentage in Cleveland.
He hired some bartender to scout for the team. Got rid of every Phil Jackson holdovers, due to some failed Jerry Krause philosophy that organizations win titles. GM Kupchak also colluded with Buss in order to reap some credit his way. Hence the non-hiring of Jackson, the spurrious lies about his demands, and the hasty hire of Mike D'Antoni.
Solution is take the car keys away from the moron Jim Buss and send him to his room, and let his intelligent sister Jeanie take over.
The Lakers might return to the playoffs, but in all likelihood, they'll have to junk the season.