Herb Simon Statement on Passing of Jerry Buss

by Jeff Tzucker

Pacers Owner Herb Simon on Passing of Lakers Owner Jerry Buss

Official Release

February 18, 2013

"The passing of Dr. Jerry Buss is a tremendous loss, not only for the Los Angeles Lakers, but the NBA. I have known Dr. Buss since my brother and I bought the Pacers back in 1983, we have worked on things together as owners in the NBA and I have had the utmost respect for him. My family and the Pacers’ family send our condolences to the Buss family and the Los Angeles Lakers."