An NBA official has acknowledged that the league has put parameters in place to make sure that the high-profile relationship between Jeanie Buss and Phil Jackson doesn't create any issues."The Knicks' hiring of Phil Jackson is subject to the league's conflict of interest rules," NBA spokesman Mike Bass told "To avoid even the appearance of a conflict, we have addressed the issue with the Knicks and Lakers to ensure that the relationship between Jeanie Buss and Phil Jackson will not affect how the teams operate."Buss, the Lakers' president and representative at board of governors meetings, and Jackson, who was named the Knicks' president on Tuesday, got engaged in December 2012. Since the engagement, sources say the league has gotten more serious about the two being on the up and up.Recently retired NBA commissioner David Stern had several conversations with Buss as Jackson entertained potential jobs with the Toronto Raptors, the potential Seattle franchise and the Cleveland Cavaliers.Buss acknowledged, in an interview that will air in its entirety on Time Warner Cable Sportsnet in Los Angeles on Wednesday, that she had dinner with new commissioner Adam Silver and the topic was broached."There is an understanding all trades are approved by the NBA, and I don't anticipate any problem because I don't make the basketball decisions on behalf of the Lakers," said Buss, who has indeed previously ceded all basketball decisions to her brother Jim and team general manager Mitch Kupchak."So I really don't see where there would be a conflict."But the league is sensitive to the impression of any impropriety.
Had to post these pictures #Squad #Happy pic.twitter.com/6QQzv50L0j Thanks @Forbes for honor of being 1 of your Top Women in Sports(all women on your list are amazing).However the most POWERFUL Women in Sports are the 156 women who testified against Larry Nassar. My number finally came up - I am seeing #Springsteen on Broadway 🎸🇺🇸🎫🎫#Candys Room #Born To Run #The Ghostof Tom Joad #Shes The One #The Boss #If IShould Fall Behind pic.twitter.com/M8z Xd Sjonj Long overdue and will be [email protected]_Denhollander @Aly_Raisman @jordyn_wieber forbes.com/pictures/5a319… Fans,come join the party outside on Star Plaza @STAPLESCenter (the ceremony is open for all fans to watch).Elgin Baylor’s enormous talent ignited the love affair between Los Angeles and the new in town Lakers. How does a former Lakers player feel about Jeanie Buss' boyfriend, Jay Mohr, dropping the n-word? As we previously reported, Jay Mohr used the word twice on Twitter Tuesday and has been catching heat for it. Lakers player Roy Hibbert told us at LAX Wednesday .