Report: Lakers agree to deal with Rob Pelinka as new general manager

The transition to a new Lakers’ front office is happening quickly and swiftly. The announcement of Magic Johnson ascending to become the President of Basketball operations for the Lakers came out this morning, along with that was the deposing of Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss from their duties in the front office.

According to Andrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports! the Lakers are agreeing to a deal with Rob Pelinka to be the new general manager. It is a multi-year deal.

Pelinka is notably known as a top basketball agent from players like Kobe Bryant and James Harden. He is well-respected among the top players in the NBA. Pelinka played college basketball at the University of Michigan during the “Fab Five” era.

Johnson was also on record saying he wants an expert in the salary cap, which Pelinka is widely touted as. Pelinka is only 47-years-old, but he is also inexperienced with regards to the NBA front, but Johnson hinted earlier in an interview that it would not be a problem.

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