Q&A With Jeanie Buss: Lakers EVP Of Business Operations

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Last Wednesday at a New York City restaurant, I found myself sitting with LA Lakers executive Jeanie Buss and TV and radio host Gayle King, discussing men.

“We need a better name for people in long-term relationships,” says King, referring to Buss’s long-time “boyfriend” Phil Jackson, 65, who is the current coach of the Lakers.

“Paramour?” someone throws out. King shakes it off.

“Manfriend?” asks another.  Buss waves it away, fingers glittering with two championship rings.

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