Los Angeles Lakers Owner Jenny Boss would like you to know she’s not thrilled. She’s not pleased that the Lakers missed the playoffs, and she’s not happy that the roster that went 33-49 in the regular season cost more than $200 million, including a bit of dead money and an estimated luxury tax bill of $45 million, in spotrak.
In an interview with Los Angeles TimesUndoubtedly BillBoss described all the losers as “painful”, “heartbreaking”, “extremely disappointing” and “deeply disappointing”. She said she understood the “anger and frustration” of fans and vowed to “improve it”. She also said she wants LeBron Jameswho has another year on his contract and will be eligible for a two-year extension on August 4, “to feel confident in the team, that we have the pieces to win the championship.”
Did not touch the bus Russell Westbrook future with franchisereferring to the fact that after Frank Vogel’s dismissal, the Lakers are without a coach: “It’s premature to have a conversation like this. Now we have to find the right coach to lead this team. Depending on what style of play this coach wants to play, given the roster we have, he should start Everything together.”
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With James who is 37 years old and he is 29 years old Anthony Davis As a cornerstone for the Lakers, Boss said she believes the front office can build another championship team. “There’s no reason for me to think we can’t win with them,” she said. times. “The thing I learned from Phil Jackson is that there is always a path to success.” Boss said she has “absolute confidence in our front office, which is headed up by Rob Pelinka,” and “very confident he can put together a roster and find a coach who will take us back to where we belong.”
Boss stuck to Kurt Rampes and said she admired his knowledge of basketball, but denied that Linda Rampes had input in decisions about basketball. Confirmed that she is still reclining Magic Johnson And Phil Jacksonadding that they both want the Lakers to be a successful team.
As the controlling owner, she said, “she takes responsibility for every decision that is made here.” She said the team was “not for sale” because it was important to her late father, Jerry Bos, that the team stay in the family: “I like to say, my dad had kids, but the Lakers were his kid, and he made me responsible for the kid, and I’m going to make sure the kid grows.” .
For this particular kid, the unfortunate truth is that he has very little resiliency this season. There is no strong commercial market for Westbrook, who has a $47.1 million player option for next season. The Lakers won’t be rewarded for their terrible season with a lottery pick, as they traded it in a Davis deal. They don’t have a pick in the second round either. Assuming they don’t give up and extend Westbrook, all they have at their disposal is the $6.3 million mid-tier taxpayer exception, and minimal contracts and deals. That’s an appalling situation for a team with such a large roster, but Boss said she wants fans to be “optimistic that we’ll get the team back on the right track just as they expect”.
Although Boss voiced support for Pelinka’s front desk, she said she would “look at everything” and “make the tough decisions” if the team was not “live up to the Lakers.” Looks like another season like the one that just ended won’t be acceptable.
“I just got impatient just because we got the fourth highest payroll in the league,” Boss said. “When you spend that kind of money on a luxury tax, you expect to go deep into the playoffs. So, yeah, it was painful for me to go out on a limb like that and not get the results we were looking for. Not happy, not satisfied.”
Lakers He was reportedly interviewed former Portland Trail Blazers Former coach Terry Stotts Golden State Warriors Coach Mark Jackson on the job formerly for Vogel. Candidates have been reported Also include Toronto Raptors Assistant Coach Adrian Griffin and Milwaukee Bucks Assistant coach Darvin Hamm.
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