Jerry Buss defends Jim Buss

Updated: June 1, 2011, 10:45 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss said he was hurt and confused by criticism of his son, and Lakers executive, Jim Buss' handling of the hiring of new coach Mike Brown.

"I could not understand that," the elder Buss said Tuesday after Brown was introduced as the team's new head coach. "Where everything came from was beyond me.

"Jim and I and [GM] Mitch Kupchak made that decision jointly. We were all at every meeting from the beginning to the end, ...

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