Rob Pelinka Gets Extension Through 2026

The Lakers have reached an agreement on a multiyear extension with general manager and VP of basketball operations Rob Pelinka, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

The extension will take Pelinka through the 2025/26 season, Haynes adds, and it means his contract will expire at the same time as new head coach Darvin Ham’s.

Pelinka has been the team’s general manager since 2017 and was promoted to the VP position in 2020. He was responsible for aggressive moves in the early part of his tenure, including the signing of LeBron James in 2018 and the trade for Anthony Davis a year later. Those additions led to a championship in 2020.

Pelinka is trying to bring about a quick turnaround in L.A. after two straight disappointing years, including an 11th-place finish in the West last season. Pelinka fired Frank Vogel as head coach in April, replacing him with Ham, and convinced James to sign a second extension with the team this summer.

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