Lakers officially name Rob Pelinka as general manager

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Report: Rob Pelinka, Lakers finalizing contract to become next general manager
Tuesday February 21st, 2017

The Los Angeles Lakers have announced Rob Pelinka as team's next general manager, the team announced.

Pelinka's clients as a general manager include James Harden and Andre Iguodala. He previously represented Kobe Bryant and is familiar with the Lakers organization.

No Magic Hire: Lakers Still Stuck In The Past

Last month, the Lakers shook up their front office by firing general manager Mitch Kupchak and putting Magic Johnson in charge of basketball operations. Owner Jeanie Buss removed her brother Jim from his role as the team's executive vice president of basketball operations.

The Lakers have missed the playoffs in the past three years with some of the the three worst seasons in franchise history.

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