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The life story of Jeanie Buss could only have been written in Hollywood.
Her father, Jerry Buss, emerged from a childhood of financial struggle to improbably become one of California s most successful real estate developers. Though her life was not without turmoil l her parents divorced when she was still a child Jeanie s world was forever changed for the better when her father bought the Los Angeles Lakers in 1979.
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.
But 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 Magic Johnson, 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. Laker Girl is the never-before-told story of the Buss family, and of one woman s rise to the top in a man s world.
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