Lakers announce front-office promotions, Jesse Buss becomes assistant general manager

The Lakers have made several key front-office promotions, including elevating Jesse Buss to assistant general manager and director of scouting.

The moves, announced by general manager Mitch Kupchak in a press release Friday, also featured the naming of Ryan West as director of player personnel and Clay Moser as assistant coach and director of basketball strategy.

Buss, the team’s director of scouting the past three seasons, will contribute to personnel decisions with Kupchak, executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss and assistant general manager Glenn Carraro. He has been with the organization since 2006, when he got his start as a basketball operations assistant.

West, who started with the Lakers as a scout in 2009, was the assistant director of scouting the past three seasons. Prior to joining the Lakers, West was a scout for eight seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Moser has been the Lakers’ head advance NBA scout the past two seasons and also worked as a Lakers assistant coach last season after serving as associated head coach of the D-Fenders in 2011-12.

Yuju Lee, who was hired as a consultant by the Lakers for the 2012-13 season, is now the Lakers’ director of analytics. Aaron Danielson, who has been a consultant the past two seasons, is now associated director of analytics.