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Report: Lakers extend contract of promoted executive Rob Pelinka

Friday night, the Lakers announced Rob Pelinka had been promoted to Vice President, Basketball Operations and General Manager. Reporting by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelbourne indicate the title change was accompanied by a multi-year contract extension.

Pelinka, formerly a longtime player agent who counted Kobe Bryant among his clients, famously joined the Lakers alongside then-president Magic Johnson in March 2017 when Jeanie Buss assumed full and permanent controlling interest among the team’s ownership group. He has overseen the acquisition of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, as well as the hiring of Frank Vogel as head coach.