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- Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
- Format: Paperback | 320 pages
- Dimensions: 150mm x 224mm x 28mm | 522g
- Publication date: 1 November 2013
- ISBN 10: 1600788688
- ISBN 13: 9781600788680
- Edition statement: Revised & Updated ed.
- Sales rank: 893,362
The never-before-told story of the Buss family and of one woman's rise to the top in a man's world, "Laker Girl" is an unprecedented glimpse into the glamorous world of the Los Angeles Lakers. It is also a behind-the-scenes journal of the 2009-10 Lakers season, a year in which the franchise captured its 16th world championship. By the time Jeanie was 19, she was already a high-ranking executive with World Team Tennis. Today, she is the Lakers' executive vice president of business operations and one of the most influential women in professional sports. Along the way, she's rubbed elbows with everyone from Michael Jordan, John McEnroe, and Shaquille O'Neal to Ryan Seacrest, Khloe Kardashian, Hugh Hefner, and Jack Nicholson. And she's done it all in her own unique, inimitable style. In this updated edition, Buss discusses her recent engagement to Phil Jackson and looks back on the Lakers' eventful past three seasons--an era that has included multiple coaching changes, changes in the front office, a new TV deal, and much more.
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Jeanie Buss is entering her 11th season as the Lakers' executive vice president of business operations and is responsible for overseeing all of the Lakers' business operations, including relationships with the team's broadcast partners, FSN West, KCBS/KCAL 9-TV, and ESPN Radio. She is also involved with the team's marketing, sponsorships, and other business dealings. She lives in Playa del Rey, California. Steve Springer is a former sportswriter who spent 25 years at the "Los Angeles Times." He is the author of several books, including four on the Los Angeles Lakers, and the coauthor of the "New York Times" bestseller "American Son" with boxer Oscar De La Hoya. He lives in Woodland Hills, California. Phil Jackson is a retired professional basketball coach and player who is widely considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NBA. He has won 11 NBA titles as a coach, six with the Chicago Bulls five with the Los Angeles Lakers. He lives in Playa del Rey, California.