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Buss: Situation different than 2004

Updated: March 4, 2010, 11:39 AM ET
By Brian Kamenetzky | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Los Angeles Lakers executive vice president of business operations Jeanie Buss responded Wednesday to reports speculating family infighting could prevent the return of head coach Phil Jackson after this season, calling them inaccurate.

Speaking to ESPN Los Angeles.com during a podcast interview, she suggested older narratives written during and after Jackson's contentious departure from the Lakers following the 2004 NBA Finals are being inappropriately resurrected.

"Phil, ...

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