OT: Rob Pelinka: 5th best agent in sports

Submitted by Hoke_Floats on December 1st, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Deadspin just rated the 12 best agents in sports and Rob Pelinka came in 5th

 

http://deadspin.com/5701614/the-12-best-sports-agents-in-the-world

5.) Rob Pelinka

The 12 Best Sports Agents In The WorldAgency: Landmark Sports Agency

Top current deals:

$83.5M contract for Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)

$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.

Comments

Feat of Clay

December 1st, 2010 at 9:33 PM ^

....ever fall for this, but a co-worker and her baller husband met with agents and they offered a ton of extra services that would up the agents' take.
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<br>Don't want to manage your money? Don't want to pay your cable bill every month? Your agent will do that--for a fee. She said the list of services was ludicrous, but I suppose some players might go for it--pay the agent to do everything but wipe your butt.

Geaux_Blue

December 1st, 2010 at 3:00 PM ^

did Cecil Newton fall? because keeping his son's eligibility while negotiating pay has to fall into a random X column that helps advance him past other agents