Robert Todd Pelinka Jr. is an American basketball executive, lawyer, sports agent, and former college basketball player from Lake Bluff, Illinois. Pelinka is currently the vice president of basketball operations and general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.
Quick Facts About Rob Pelinka
|Celebrated Name||Rob Pelinka|
|Birth Name||Robert Todd Pelinka Jr.|
|Birth Nation||United States|
|Place Of Birth||Chicago, Illinois|
|Famous For||Team executive of NBA|
|Father||Robert Todd Pelinka, Sr|
|Educational Qualification||J.D. degree and BBA|
|School||Lake Forest School|
|High School||Lake Forest High School|
|College / University||University of Michigan Law School and Ross School of Business|
|Spouse||Kristin Brett Schwarz|
What is Rob Pelinka Famous for?
– The team executive of NBA, Kobe Bryant’s agent, and CEO of the Landmark Sports Agency LLC.
When was Rob Pelinka born?
Rob Pelinka was born on December 23, 1969, in Chicago, Illinois, the U.S. His birth name is Robert Todd Pelinka Jr.
Pelinka was born to Robert Todd Pelinka, Sr.(father).
His father was a former high school basketball coach who taught him the fundamentals of basketball.
How was Rob Pelinka’s Early life?
The 49-aged Rob Pelinka was involved in sports from an early age. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is White. Capricorn is his zodiac sign.
Pelinka studied at Lake Forest School in Illinois, US then did his high schooling at Lake Forest High School. He holds a Juris Doctor(J.D) cum laude from the “University of Michigan Law School” (1996) and a Bachelor of Business Administration(BBA) from the “Ross School of Business” (1993).
Pelinka first started to play basketball as a junior player for “Lake Forest High School”, earning “All-American” honors where he was a member of the famous “Fav Five”.
Pelinka was also named the 1993 NCAA Male Walter Byers Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
How is Rob Pelinka’s Career?
Rob Pelinka was regarded as one of the best shooters in the Chicago area, where he played against local stars: Mark Aguirre, Tim Hardaway, Kevin Duckworth, and Kendall Gill.
By his senior season, he was moved to the point guard position from the shooting guard position.
During the four-game December 1987 Elgin tournament, in which he was named MVP, Pelinka made all 41 of his free throws and recorded a tournament record 139 points, including 45 in one game.
By the beginning of his senior year, Pelinka was listed as one of the top ten Class AA (the larger school class) basketball players in Illinois by Illinois High School Basketball magazine.
As a guard, Pelinka became the first Michigan Wolverine to reach three NCAA Tournament Final Fours during his Michigan Wolverines career. He was the only true freshman to play in either of the first two games of the season.
After passing the Illinois bar examination and receiving his license to practice in 1996, Pelinka joined Mayer Brown there Arn Tellem convinced Pelinka to become a lawyer for SFX management, and after two years at SFX, he became an agent.
While at SFX, he also became the agent for several of his current clients. He then branched out on his own and founded “The Landmark Sports Agency” and became the president and CEO of his own agency.
Recently, he has represented several first-round lottery picks: NBA Draft selection, Chris Kaman, Andre Iguodala, Channing Frye, Julian Wright, Eric Gordon, James Harden, Wesley Johnson, Ed Davis, Derrick Williams, and Buddy Hield. Pelinka currently represents 24 NBA players.
He also has represented several Arizona Wildcats players including Andre Iguodala and Channing Frye. Pelinka is regarded as one of the world’s leading sports agents according to Business Insider, which ranked him 5th in 2010.
Pelinka is well known as the agent of Kobe Bryant, a perennial All-Star guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. Rob Pelinka was also involved in a complex negotiation that led to both SFX resigning as the agency for Carlos Boozer and to Pelinka briefly resigning as his agent. Pelinka currently represents Boozer as his agent.
Pelinka has signed both Johnson and Davis who were chosen 4th and 13th respectively in the 2010 NBA Draft.
In April 2013, Pelinka was inducted into his high school’s wall of fame. He then signed a four-year $48 million contract with the Golden State Warriors. In May 2015, Pelinka signed Shabazz Muhammad.
Pelinka then negotiated Harden a $200 million contract with Adidas that Nike opted not to match in August.
On March 7, 2017, Pelinka was officially hired as the general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers, along with Magic Johnson as executive vice president, signing a five-year deal with the team.
How is Rob Pelinka’s Personal Life?
Rob Pelinka is a happily married man. He is married to Kristin Brett Schwarz. Kristin is currently a pediatrician in Costa Mesa, Cali.
The couple announced their engagement on June 25, 2005, and then got married certainly in August 2005.
The couple is blessed with two beautiful and lovely children; son Durham Pelinka and daughter Emery Pelinka.
While at SFX in 2004, he was living in Santa Monica, California, and dating a pediatrician.
How much money does Rob Pelinka worth?
The athlete Rob Pelinka has an estimated net worth of $13.5 million. He has NBA as his major source of income.
He has a contract of $385.2 million.
How tall is Rob Pelinka?
Rob Pelinka is a tall handsome guy having a perfect body build just suitable to be a sportsman. Pelinka stands at a height of 6ft. 6inch.(1.98m). He has a bodyweight of 91 kg(200 lbs).