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Agent Rob Pelinka Is Front-Runner For Lakers GM Job, Sources Say

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 21 / 17

Landmark Sports’  Rob Pelinka  has “emerged as a front-runner to become Lakers GM” under new President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson, according to sources cited by Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Pelinka reps former Lakers G  Kobe Bryant  and Ro...

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