Johnny Buss
Born
Johnny Hatten Buss

(1956-10-18) October 18, 1956 (age 67)
Occupation(s)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] Buss was previously married to Christy (Curtis) Buss from 1990 to 2015.[10]

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 March 2, 2013. Retrieved February 23, 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 March 22, 2014.
  6. ^ Ireland, John (May 3, 2009). "All in the Family". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on December 21, 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 March 2, 2013. Retrieved February 23, 2013.
  10. ^ "Johnny Buss -- L.A. Lakers Exec DIVORCING Ex-Clippers Dancer". TMZ. Retrieved 2023-03-14.