Deadspin just rated the 12 best agents in sports and Rob Pelinka came in 5th
5.) Rob Pelinka
Agency: Landmark Sports Agency
Top current deals:
$80M contract for Andre Igoudala (Philadelphia 76ers)
$76M contract for Carlos Boozer (Chicago Bulls)
$57M contract for Gerald Wallace (Charlotte Bobcats)
Top deals value: $297M
The 1993 NCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year is a natural fit for sports agency. Rob Pelinka played in two Final Fours while at the University of Michigan and then went to get his law degree and business degree at U-M. By the time he graduated, Pelinka was friends with several NBA players, like former teammate Chris Webber. He also got a break meeting top agent and U-M graduate Arn Tellem, according to the Ann Arbor News.
Today, Pelinka is one of the top NBA agents, best known for representing the highest-paid NBA player, Kobe Bryant.