Today's buzz comes by way of an interview Jeanie Buss gave with ESPN that was published today. In the piece, Buss says her 64-year-old sweetie will definitely be coaching somewhere next year but maybe not for the purple and gold.
"I know Phil will be coaching next year, somewhere. Whether it's here or someplace else, I don't know," she said. "There's going to be a lot of good jobs that come up this summer."
So is this merely a ploy by Buss to get her father, Laker owner Jerry Buss, to pony up some more cash for the 64-year-old Hall of Famer?
When Jeanie Buss mentions the glut of good jobs opening this summer, could she perhaps be alluding to one in New Jersey? There's a team there that was just purchased by an eccentric young Russian billionaire, Mikhail Prokhorov, whom you may have seen interviewed on "60 Minutes."
If you were a young Russian billionaire intent on making a dramatic splash in the NBA, would you find a few extra rubles to line the pockets of the man many believe to be the league's greatest coach?