Johnny Buss

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Johnny Buss
Born Johnny Hatten Buss
(1956-10-18) October 18, 1956 (age 61)
Los Angeles County, California, U.S.
Occupation Executive VP, Strategic Development of the Los Angeles Lakers

Johnny Hatten Buss (born October 18, 1956)[1] is part-owner and vice president of strategic development of the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[2] He previously held positions as president of the Los Angeles Lazers professional indoor soccer team and the Los Angeles Sparks professional women's basketball team.[3][4][5] He is the oldest son of former Lakers owner Jerry Buss.[6]After Jerry died in 2013, his 66% controlling ownership of the Lakers passed to his six children via a trust, with each child receiving an equal interest.[7][8][9]

References

  1. ^ Buss, Jeanie; Springer, Steve (2010). Laker Girl. Triumph Books. p. 22. ISBN 9781600785115.
  2. ^ Medina, Mark (February 18, 2013). "Jerry Buss' family will honor his wishes and keep Lakers". Daily News. Los Angeles. Archived from the original on February 22, 2013.
  3. ^ Springer, Steve (November 24, 2002). "Buss—The Next Generation". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on November 27, 2002.
  4. ^ Lidz, Franz (November 2, 1998). "She's Got Balls". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved February 19, 2013.
  5. ^ "Buss stepping down as Sparks president, sale possible". ESPN.com. October 31, 2006. Archived from the original on February 23, 2013.
  6. ^ Ireland, John (May 3, 2009). "All in the Family". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on February 19, 2013.
  7. ^ Bresnahan, Mike (April 19, 2014). "Buss family faces crucial moment with the Lakers". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on April 20, 2014.
  8. ^ Markazi, Arash (February 18, 2013). "Buss family won't sell Lakers". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on February 19, 2013.
  9. ^ Medina, Mark (February 18, 2013). "Jerry Buss' family will honor his wishes and keep Lakers". Daily News. Los Angeles. Archived from the original on February 22, 2013.
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