Report: Agents, general managers describe Linda Rambis as Lakers’ ‘shadow owner’
Linda Rambis’ presence at Monty Williams’ interview with the Lakers raised a few eyebrows. After all, Rambis’ title with the Lakers is Executive Director, Special Projects. What does that have to do with picking a coach?
Amin Elhassan on ESPN:
Ramona Shelburne on ESPN:
Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and Rambis have been close a long time. It’s different now that Buss is controlling owner, succeeding her father, who died in 2013. It gets even more attention with the power vacuum created by Magic Johnson’s resignation. Though general manager Rob Pelinka appears to be running the front office, Buss is the known authority. People are looking to her for guidance on the Lakers’ direction.
And she’s apparently looking to Rambis.
There’s nothing necessarily nefarious about this. Many owners have advisors with significant influence. This is just good insight into how the Lakers’ operate.