Phil Jackson no longer coaches the Los Angeles Lakers, but he’s still attached to the franchise — he just popped the question to Lakers executive vice president Jeanie Buss.
Buss tweets Thursday (Jan. 3), “Twitter family — Phil finally gave me the ring I wanted ! :-)” along with the picture below.
She also tells ESPN, “I’m beyond happy. I really didn’t want it to be news, but I knew people who followed me on Twitter cared about it and I’ve been wearing the ring since Christmas, so I figured I should let people know.”
Jackson and Buss have been together since 1999 and live together in Playa del Rey, California. Buss’ father is Dr. Jerry Buss, owner of the Lakers, but Phil and Jeannie have always had his blessing. There is no date set for the wedding yet.