The Lakers organization will stay in the Buss family in the wake of owner Jerry Buss’ death Monday.
Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak will introduce him at a news conference some time after 2 p.m., following the team’s practice in El Segundo.
The Los Angeles Lakers will no longer be searching for a new coach when they take the floor Tuesday night, but their newest employee won’t be on the bench quite yet.
Just days after Kobe Bryant challenged the Lakers’ front office to make a desision regarding Pau Gasol and Ken Berger of CBSports.com filed a scathing and revealing report on the inner dysfunction of the team’s front office, Bryant told reporters that he and Jim Buss should meet for a conversation. And he wasn’t the only Laker great to suggest the idea.
Turns out Los Angeles Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant wasn’t the only one who was a little bit worked up over his team’s coaching search, which eventually ended with Mike Brown taking the reins from a retiring Phil Jackson. Back in May, you might remember, Bryant expressed surprise that Brown had been named head coach and Lakers VP Jim Buss ended up admitting that Bryant should have been more included in the process.