Former Lakers assistant general manager Ronnie Lester said Jim Buss, the vice president of player personnel and son of owner Jerry Buss, and his siblings are making more decisions and have increased roles.
Lester said Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak wants him to return, but there is resistance inside the organization.
"Mitch wants to bring me back, but he can't get the Busses [Jerry and Jim] to agree to bring me back," Lester said.
Lester was asked whether it was true that Jim Buss has taken Jackson's former office, which would imply that Buss will be around more.
"Jim Buss is not around much," Lester said. "The only time he is here consistently is a week or two before the draft."
Via Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times