Rob Pelinka

General Manager & VP, Basketball Operations at Los Angeles Lakers

Rob Pelinka is the General Manager & Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Los Angeles Lakers. He was named General Manager in 2017 and promoted to his current title in 2020 after Magic Johnson, former President of Basketball Operations, stepped down.

Pelinka joined the Lakers after spending the greater part of two decades representing many of the NBA’s top talent. During his tenure as an agent, Pelinka was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the Top 10 Sports Agents in the World. In his role, Pelinka reports to Jeanie Buss and President of Basketball Operations, Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

The Lake Forest, Illinois native earned his B.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan with high honors in 1993, before receiving his J.D., Cum Laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1996. While at Michigan, Pelinka earned a 1989 National Championship as a member of the Wolverines basketball team and also took part in three NCAA Final Fours (1989, 1992 & 1993).


  • General Manager & VP, Basketball Operations

    Current role

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