C., following league meetings the summer before his first season with the Lakers.“Let’s just say that was the beginning of something special,” he wrote.LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 12: Phil Jackson, president of the New York Knicks, sits with Jeanie Buss, part-owner and president the Los Angeles Lakers, at Staples Center on March 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) " data-medium-file="https://heavyeditorial.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/466036690.jpg?
“We miss a lot of things together, and it’s a sacrifice,” Buss told USA TODAY’s Sam Amick in 2015.
With the Knicks’ drafting of Kristaps Porzingis in 2015 and an active free agency period this past summer, a rebuilding project that got off to a slow start has gained some positive momentum.
Buss is currently presiding over a rebuilding project in Los Angeles, with the Lakers getting used to life without future Hall of Fame guard Kobe Bryant.
The two began dating in 1999 and became engaged around Christmas in 2012.
In the foreword to Buss’ 2010 memoir, “Laker Girl,” Jackson wrote that she and Buss first bonded while waiting for a delayed flight from Vancouver, B.