Rob Pelinka is a famous National Basketball Association (NBA) sports agent, former college basketball player from Lake Bluff Illinois and a lawyer from America who was born on 23 December 1969.
Rob Pelinka Career Details
Rob Pelinka is currently the Vice President of basketball operation and General Manager of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was Kobe Bryant’s agent and President and CEO of the Landmark Sports Agency before joining the Laker’s. He has represented many players who have been in top-14 picks since 2003 NBA draft. Rob Pelinka used to play basketball for Lake Forest High School, earning All-American honors. He led Lake Forest high school to its first conference championship.
Pelinka also played in the Chicago pro-amateur leagues where he played against local stars such as Mark Aguirre and Kevin Duckworth. He had joined Wolverines team at Michigan University where he reached 3 NCAA Tournament Finals Four. He was the co-captain of the Fab Five team in 1992.
He was honoured with 1993 Walter Byers Scholar Award as the NCAA’s top male scholar athlete. Instead of a basketball player, he chose to become a top law student. He got his license to practise lawyer in 1996 and started working with Mayer Brown. He then became a lawyer for SFX management and held that position for 2 years. He became agent for various players who came from high school. Pelinka branched out and formed his own company ‘The Landmark Sports Agency’. He represented players like Chris Kaman, James Harden, Buddy Hield etc. His company currently represents over 25 players which includes Morris Peterson, Andre Iguodala, Sasha Vujacic, Keyon Dooling and others. He has represented several Arizona Wildcats players. He well known for being the agent of Kobe Bryant, who retired at the end of 2015-16 season.
Rob Pelinka Parents And Family Details
Pelinka is the son of Robert Todd Pelinka, a former high school basketball coach. His father taught him the fundamentals of basketball and aroused his interest in basketball.
Rob Pelinka Education Details
He did his studies from Lake Forest High School. Pelinka did the Bachelor of Business Administration program at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. In 1993, he joined the university of Michigan Law school and later the School of Law at North-western University.
Rob Pelinka Dating History And Marriage Details
Rob Pelinka is married to Kristin Pelinka. She is a graduate from Duke University and UCLA’s medical school. The couple have two children, Durham Pelinka and Emery Pelinka. The couple along with their children are volunteers at the Turtle camp which caters to the children with life-threatening illness.
Rob Pelinka Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Rob Pelinka is $15 Million. He earned his income as a professional player and working as an agent. His wealth has been increasing lately. His titles as player and agent and his dedication have made him reach this level and hold a great net worth.