Oct 8, 2013; Ontario, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers executive vice president of player personnel Jim Buss attends the game against the Denver Nuggets at Citizens Business Bank Arena. The Lakers defeated the Nuggest 90-88. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Lakers owner Jim Buss says he'll quit if team continues to stink

Being at the bottom of the NBA isn’t familiar territory to the Los Angeles Lakers organization.

The obvious hope is that the team will return to its former glory days in the very near future, but that’s going to take a mighty roster overhaul. If such doesn’t happen, embattled Lakers co-owner Jim Buss says he’ll step down according to the Los Angeles Times.

“I was laying myself on the line by saying, if this doesn’t work in three to four years, if we’re not back on the top — and the definition of top means contending for the Western Conference, contending for a championship — then I will step down because that means I have failed.”

The son of former owner Jerry Buss, Jim has drawn the ire of Laker faithful for some of his actions (and words), especially his inability to work with former head coach Phil Jackson.

Jim Buss relinquishing some power might be one of the better things to happen to the Lakers organization in a few years.

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