Reclusive Jim Buss is Lakers' chief

The son of Jerry will leave a footprint on this roster and coaching search

Updated: May 14, 2011, 7:52 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- It was a lunch best served cold, on a paper plate, and eaten quickly on the way to someplace more important. Sustenance and nothing more.

Of all the surreal images at the end of this failed Los Angeles Lakers season, nothing captured the disappointment and shallow ending to it better than the hastily arranged pizza party the team's public relations staff organized Wednesday following two days of season-ending exit interviews.

On a day when the team should ...

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