Doc Brown wrote:432J wrote:jim buss screwed this team up and they're gonna be f*cked for a while
2 horrendous coaching hires and he the inability to swallow his own pride and do what's best for the team. stupid [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.]
"Make no mistake about it, Jerry Buss made the final call on firing Mike Brown, passing over Jackson and ultimately deciding on D'Antoni," confirmed an NBA source who requested anonymity. "The management structure is a democracy up to a certain point; but when something very big comes up, Jerry makes the decision.
"That's not to say he overrules his guys all the time – he doesn't. But if he disagrees, he uses his veto power to do what is in the best interests of his organization. He's overruled Kupchak and he even went against Jerry West sometimes. They would have animated discussions, and Dr. Buss would listen, then sometimes do what he wanted."
i've heard about this but i still doubt that jerry made the final decision to hire dan tony over phil, especially given that his own daughter has been dating phil for over a decade
he isn't a moron like his POS son