Phil Jackson/Jeanie Buss vs. Mark Cuban: The NBA's Top 10 Front-Office Rivalries
Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban have a history of exchanging words.
And in the latest news on their feud Cuban took a stab at Jackson, calling him the "boy toy" of Jeanie Buss (the daughter of Lakers owner Jerry Buss).
Jackson didn't seem too upset, but it still was a nice jab from Cuban.
That being said, here's a list of the NBA's top 10 front-office rivalries, and where the Jackson-Cuban feud stands.
10. Otis Smith vs. LeBron James
9. Masai Ujiri vs. Carmelo Anthony
Anthony is trying to hold Ujiri (the Denver Nuggets GM) hostage, but fortunately for Ujiri, he has some leverage in the situation.
8. Masai Ujiri vs. Billy King
The Nuggets' and Nets' GMs are having quite a battle over their potential Carmelo Anthony trade.
Denver even reportedly threatened to trade Anthony to the Knicks, purely out of spite.
7. Donald Sterling vs. Jerry Buss
This is more of a one-way street.
Sterling must hate Buss for his superiority. Buss may not know who Sterling is.
6. Dan Gilbert vs. Pat Riley
Another one-way rivalry here.
Oh, how Gilbert must hate Riley for stealing Zydrunas Ilgauskas!
5. Mikhail Prokhorov vs. James Dolan
The Nets will never match up to the Knicks' popularity in New York, but Mikhail Prokhorov won't go down without a fight.
This billboard was put up right near Madison Square Garden and now with the battle between the Knicks and Nets to get Carmelo, it's clear this rivalry, though young, is growing to be quite heated.
4. Clay Bennett vs. The City Of Seattle
It must really hurt to see Kevin Durant tearing it up in Oklahoma City...
3. Paul Allen vs. Greg Oden
Speaking of people who are angry about Kevin Durant's success...
2. Mark Cuban vs. Phil Jackson
Check out the whole feud here.
Jackson never really offers much, but that doesn't stop Cuban from firing back repeatedly.
My favorite quote from Cuban: "I own Phil Jackson. Not literally of course. That thrill belongs to the smartest businesswoman in professional sports, Jeannie Buss. Figuratively however, the coach formerly known as the Zen Master must now be considered my bucket boy."
Well done. Too bad Jackson doesn't care at all.
1. Dan Gilbert vs. LeBron James
"I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER 'KING' WINS ONE"
Must I elaborate?
Matt Rudnitsky is a student at the University of Michigan and a Featured Columnist/writing intern at Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Mattrud