Laker Girl
Laker Girl

Laker Girl

By Jeanie Buss, By Steve Springer, Foreword by Phil Jackson

SPORTS & RECREATION

320 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $18.95)

ISBN 9781600788680

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Nov 2013)

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Overview

Jeanie Buss recounts her life with the L.A. Lakers
The never-before-told story of the Buss family and of one woman's rise to the top in a man's world, Laker Girl is an unprecedented glimpse into the glamorous world of the Los Angeles Lakers. 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. 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. Along the way, she's rubbed elbows with everyone from 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. In this updated edition, Buss discusses her recent engagement to Phil Jackson and looks back on the Lakers' eventful past three seasons—an era that has included multiple coaching changes, changes in the front office, a new TV deal, and much more.

Author Biography

Jeanie Buss is entering her 11th season as the Lakers' executive vice president of business operations and is responsible for overseeing all of the Lakers' business operations, including relationships with the team's broadcast partners, FSN West, KCBS/KCAL 9-TV, and ESPN Radio. She is also involved with the team's marketing, sponsorships, and other business dealings. She lives in Playa del Rey, California. Steve Springer is a former sportswriter who spent 25 years at the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of several books, including four on the Los Angeles Lakers, and the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller American Son with boxer Oscar De La Hoya. He lives in Woodland Hills, California. Phil Jackson is a retired professional basketball coach and player who is widely considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NBA. He has won 11 NBA titles as a coach, six with the Chicago Bulls five with the Los Angeles Lakers. He lives in Playa del Rey, California.

Media

Laker Girl was mentioned on ESPN.com.

Laker Girl was featured in the Orange County Register. The article was also picked up by:

Steve Springer, co-author of Laker Girl, interviews live on "Total Education Network" on Blog Talk Radio.

Steve Springer, co-author of Laker Girl, interviews live on "The Big E Sports Show" on Yahoo! Sports Radio.

Laker Girl was featured on Lakers-Fan.

Laker Girl was featured on Deadspin.

Laker Girl was featured on Laker Liker.

Steve Springer, co-author of Laker Girl, interviews live on Spadora on Sports on WNER, a Fox Sports Radio affiliate.

Laker Girl was mentioned on Forbes.com.

Laker Girl was mentioned on ESPN.com.

Book Signings

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Oct
24
Steve Springer - Laker Girl ›
Valencia, CA
7:00pm
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Nov
20
Jeanie Buss - "Laker Girl" ›
Los Angeles, CA
5:00pm

Press Releases


Laker Girl
By Jeanie Buss
With Steve Springer, Foreword by Phil Jackson

Includes the latest on Phil, Kobe, Dwight and the Future of the Lakers


The life story of Jeanie Buss could only have been written in Hollywood. Born into a family empire-her father bought the Los Angeles Lakers in 1979-Buss grew up in arenas and board rooms. By the time she was 19, she was already a high-ranking executive with World TeamTennis. Today, Buss is the Lakers' President and Governor, a member of the NBA's Board of Governors, and one of the most influential women in professional sports. But her business accomplishments are only part of her incredible journey.

 

Laker Girl (Triumph Books, November 2013) by Jeanie Buss-with veteran sports writer Steve Springer and a foreword by Phil Jackson-is the story of the Buss family and of one woman's rise to the top in a man's world. In this updated edition, Buss discusses the passing of her father, Jerry Buss, her recent engagement and looks back on the Lakers' eventful past three seasons, which have included the controversial Mike D'Antoni coaching hire, Dwight Howard's brief but notable time with the team, a new TV deal and more. It is also a behind-the-scenes journal of the 2009-10 Lakers season and its 16th world championship.

 

In true Hollywood fashion, Buss 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 Ryan Seacrest, Khloe Kardashian, Hugh Hefner and Jack Nicholson. And she's done it all in her own unique, inimitable style.

 

From star-studded celebrity weddings, to meetings at the White House, to the STAPLES Center court after Game 7 of the NBA Finals, Laker Girl takes readers behind the velvet ropes for an unprecedented glimpse into the glamorous world of the Los Angeles Lakers.

 

About the Authors:
Jeanie Buss is the Lakers' President and Governor, and is responsible for overseeing all of the Lakers' business operations, including relationships with the team's broadcast partners. She is also involved with the team's marketing, sponsorships, and other business dealings. She lives in Playa del Rey, California.

 

Steve Springer is a former sportswriter who spent 25 years at the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of 11 books, including four on the Los Angeles Lakers, and the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller American Son with boxer Oscar De La Hoya. He lives in Woodland Hills, California.

 

CONTACT: Josh Williams ∙ Triumph Books ∙ 312.568.5404 ∙ j.williams@triumphbooks.com

 

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