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#1 bigfetz

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Posted March 07, 2017 - 03:09 PM

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EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers have named Rob Pelinka as General Manager, it was announced today.

Pelinka, 47, joins 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 will report to Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss and President of Basketball Operations, Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

“We have worked closely with Rob for many years and have first-hand experience with his knowledge of the league and the business of basketball,” said Buss. “In our recent discussions, it was clear that he also shares our goal of returning the Lakers to being an elite NBA franchise. Together with Earvin and Coach Walton, I believe we are in a great position to bring winning basketball back to the Lakers.”

“Rob’s knowledge of the NBA landscape and the CBA, as well as his relationships with GMs around the league, are invaluable,” said Johnson. “After running a successful sports agency and as someone who truly understands the inner workings of salary caps and player negotiations, he will bring the additional skills and experience needed in the Lakers executive office. Rob is a winner and the Lakers are fortunate to have him.”

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., [expletive] 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).

“I am beyond grateful to join the Lakers front office,” said Pelinka. “The Lakers are a gold standard for sports franchises in the world, so we all share a responsibility to pursue excellence in everything we do. Excellence is what the Lakers stands for, what Jeanie Buss and Earvin Johnson embody, and what Coach Walton demands from our players. That obsession for greatness is what will bring Lakers basketball back to a championship level. With Jeanie and Magic guiding the vision, I am thrilled to help architect the future. I am really excited to get to work.”

 

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Posted March 07, 2017 - 03:11 PM

Lakers will introduce Rob Pelinka as their new General Manager in a news conference on Friday at 1 p.m.



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Posted March 07, 2017 - 03:13 PM

Well now.

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Posted March 07, 2017 - 03:20 PM


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Posted March 07, 2017 - 03:24 PM

Start wheelin' and dealin'.



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Posted March 07, 2017 - 03:25 PM

Didn't know he played with the Fab 5 at Michigan.  Go figure.  



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Posted March 07, 2017 - 03:25 PM

This can be a very interesting move. So does Ryan kind of dictate the type of team we should have, and Pelinka will do his best to make it happen via negotiation/trade?



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Posted March 07, 2017 - 03:34 PM

This can be a very interesting move. So does Ryan kind of dictate the type of team we should have, and Pelinka will do his best to make it happen via negotiation/trade?


Ramona did say that Joey is close to Rob. So maybe Ryan input is important too

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Posted March 07, 2017 - 03:44 PM

No one knows the business of basketball more than @robpelinka. I wish him & the Lakers much success as they bring winning bball back to LA.


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Posted March 07, 2017 - 05:39 PM

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EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers have named Rob Pelinka as General Manager, it was announced today.

Pelinka, 47, joins 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 will report to Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss and President of Basketball Operations, Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

“We have worked closely with Rob for many years and have first-hand experience with his knowledge of the league and the business of basketball,” said Buss. “In our recent discussions, it was clear that he also shares our goal of returning the Lakers to being an elite NBA franchise. Together with Earvin and Coach Walton, I believe we are in a great position to bring winning basketball back to the Lakers.”

“Rob’s knowledge of the NBA landscape and the CBA, as well as his relationships with GMs around the league, are invaluable,” said Johnson. “After running a successful sports agency and as someone who truly understands the inner workings of salary caps and player negotiations, he will bring the additional skills and experience needed in the Lakers executive office. Rob is a winner and the Lakers are fortunate to have him.”

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., [expletive] 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).

“I am beyond grateful to join the Lakers front office,” said Pelinka. “The Lakers are a gold standard for sports franchises in the world, so we all share a responsibility to pursue excellence in everything we do. Excellence is what the Lakers stands for, what Jeanie Buss and Earvin Johnson embody, and what Coach Walton demands from our players. That obsession for greatness is what will bring Lakers basketball back to a championship level. With Jeanie and Magic guiding the vision, I am thrilled to help architect the future. I am really excited to get to work.”

Anyone else crack up at this?

Lucky we have the swear filter


Praying for  1. Some Cohesion (Ill fitting parts with young bucks, new guys, and those playing for next contracts may muck things up all season) 2. Better Coaching, No More Tanking (Last season was more of the latter but not sure how much of the former we can count on. Walton with something to prove this season as much as any Laker player) 3. Rookie Watch (Hoping Lonzo outshines his daddy (ROTY??), and Kuzma finds minutes and makes a push for all rook 2nd team)

READY FOR SEASON!!!

 

 


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Posted March 07, 2017 - 05:44 PM

Anyone else crack up at this?

Lucky we have the swear filter

 

Protecting the minds of our children is no laughing matter.


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Posted March 07, 2017 - 08:07 PM

I wish Rob well, but cleaning this Jim/Mitch mess up ain't gonna be easy at all.


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Posted March 07, 2017 - 09:49 PM

I wish Rob well, but cleaning this Jim/Mitch mess up ain't gonna be easy at all.


Amen to that brother. 2 ugly contracts that nobody will want. He has to run around that unless he can get it in good with other agents. Fingers crossed

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Posted March 08, 2017 - 08:55 AM

Amen to that brother. 2 ugly contracts that nobody will want. He has to run around that unless he can get it in good with other agents. Fingers crossed


His first project is to get rid of those contracts. Not an easy task.

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Posted March 08, 2017 - 09:21 AM

His first project is to get rid of those contracts. Not an easy task.

that is asking the man to build a new Rome. LOL


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Posted March 09, 2017 - 06:29 AM

I wish Rob well, but cleaning this Jim/Mitch mess up ain't gonna be easy at all.

He may have to call in a few favors. I think he can I think he can


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Posted March 09, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Deng and Mosgov could be Mideton and Drummond.

This team would still suck.

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Posted March 09, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Deng and Mosgov could be Mideton and Drummond.

This team would still suck.

ouch. and yet, i somewhat agree. lol



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Posted March 09, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Has ties with Wesley Johnson; hopefully he can swing him this way. 


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Posted March 09, 2017 - 02:13 PM

Deng and Mosgov could be Mideton and Drummond.

 

Middleton and Drummond alongside Russell, Ingram, and Randle would be a playoff team buddy...

 






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