Originally Posted by veloziROTHTOR
word on the street is that phil wanted $10m/yr AND partial ownership. buss probably figured he could cut a corner and win with d'antoni anyway.
if the lakers don't go all the way, blaming will ensue
Phil's agent said the reports of those demands were false. The Lakers clearly did not respect Phil enough to keep him in the loop or they deceived him in a futile attempt to appease true Lakers fans such as myself.