Jeanie Buss – Lakers’ Executive Vice President of Business Operations, franchise mainstay and daughter of team owner Jerry Buss – just released Laker Girl, the never-before-told story of the Buss family and of one woman’s rise to the top in a man’s world. 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.
One of the most influential women in professional sports, Jeanie’s business accomplishments only begin to tell the tale of her incredible journey. In true Hollywood fashion, Jeanie eventually found love where she least expected: with Phil Jackson, the Lakers’ head coach and one of the most successful coaches in NBA history. Along the way, she’s rubbed elbows with everyone from Michael Jordan, John McEnroe, and Shaquille O’Neal to Khloe Kardashian, Hugh Hefner, and Jack Nicholson. And she’s done it all in her own unique, inimitable style.