Pelinka adds VP of operations title to GM role with Lakers

first_imgJames, Kuzma lead Lakers over frustrated Mavericks Pelinka joined the Lakers in March 2017 and has overseen the free agent signing of LeBron James and the blockbuster trade this past offseason that brought in Anthony Davis.The 50-year-old Pelinka took on a more significant role with Magic Johnson’s surprising resignation as president basketball operations on the final day of the regular season last spring.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Pelinka had been an agent for almost 20 years when the Lakers hired him in the middle of a franchise-worst six-year run of missing the playoffs. With the best record in the Western Conference, LA is all but assured of ending that skid.“I’m extremely pleased with the work Rob has done in order to put this franchise in a position for success,” owner Jeanie Buss said. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption ‘People evacuated on their own’ Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfall Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee LATEST STORIES Pagasa sees cloudy skies, scattered rain showers in volcanic eruption-hit areas MOST READ More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pelinka was a member of Michigan’s 1989 national championship team before getting his undergraduate and law degrees there.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball team general manager Rob Pelinka, left, and Head Coach Frank Vogel, right, introduce Anthony Davis at a news conference at the UCLA Health Training Center in El Segundo, Calif., Saturday, July 13, 2019 (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES — Rob Pelinka was given the title of vice president of basketball operations by the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, almost three years after the former agent was hired as general manager.The Lakers made the announcement before the team’s game in Dallas.ADVERTISEMENT US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high View comments ‘People evacuated on their own’ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientistlast_img read more