The Los Angeles Lakers formally announced Tuesday that former sports agent Rob Pelinka, who famously represented Lakers icon Kobe Bryant, will become the franchise’s new general manager, tasked with helping it emerge from its worst period in history.
Pelinka, 47, replaces Mitch Kupchak, the NBA’s longest-tenured general manager, who was fired in late February after 17 seasons in his post and 30 with the team. Pelinka will report to Lakers president and governor Jeanie Buss and the team’s president of basketball operations, Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
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Report: Avery Bradley Out with Sports Hernia
LA Clippers guard Avery Bradley has a sports hernia and won’t play Thursday against the Golden State Warriors, head coach Doc Rivers said.
Bradley will be evaluated by doctors, Rivers told reporters.
The Detroit Pistons traded Bradley in January as part of the Blake Griffin trade.
Bradley is averaging 14.3 points and two assists per game this season.