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Jeanie Buss
Jeanie Marie Buss (born September 26, 1961) is an American sports executive who is the controlling owner and president of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Buss is a daughter of Jerry Buss, a real estate investor who later owned the Lakers and other sports businesses. At age 19, she started in the family business as general manager of the Los Angeles Strings professional tennis team. Buss later became the owner of the Los Angeles Blades professional roller hockey team. She was also president of the Great Western Forum before becoming vice president of the Lakers. After Buss's father died in 2013, his controlling ownership of the Lakers passed to his six children via a family trust, with each sibling receiving an equal vote. Buss took over as team president and represents the Lakers on the NBA Board of Governors. In 2020, she became the first female controlling owner to guide her team to an NBA championship. Early life Born in Santa Monica, Californi ...
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Santa Monica, California
Santa Monica () is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, United States. Situated on Santa Monica Bay, it is bordered on five sides by different neighborhoods of the city of Los Angeles: Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades to the north, Brentwood, Los Angeles, Brentwood on the northeast, West Los Angeles on the east, Mar Vista, Los Angeles, Mar Vista on the southeast, and Venice, Los Angeles, Venice on the south. The 2010 United States Census Bureau, U.S. Census population was 89,736. Due to a favorable climate and close proximity to Los Angeles, Santa Monica became a famed resort town by the early 20th century attracting many celebrities, like Marion Davies, to build magnificent beach front homes on California State Route 1, Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). The city has experienced a boom since the late 1980s through the revitalization of its downtown core, significant job growth and increased tourism. Popular tourists sites include Pacific Park o ...
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Los Angeles Strings (1974–1978)
The Los Angeles Strings were a team tennis franchise in World Team Tennis. They were owned by Jerry Buss. The Strings played their home matches at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in 1974, before moving to The Forum (Inglewood), The Forum in Inglewood, California for the 1975 season. The Strings featured Chris Evert as a player and Ilie Năstase as the coach on their 1978 WTT championship team. See also * Los Angeles Strings - Current team * World TeamTennis References

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