Lakers Formally Announce Hiring of Rob Pelinka

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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.

Source: Baxter Holmes of ESPN