Already atop the organization, the Los Angeles Lakers have given Rob Pelinka an even greater responsibility. It’s entirely his show now.

The Lakers today named Rob Pelinka Vice President, Basketball Operations and General Manager.

Pelinka, was hired as the Lakers General Manager in March 2017. He orchestrated one of the biggest trades in franchise history last offseason, acquiring six-time All-Star Anthony Davis.

Per the Los Angeles Times, “Magic Johnson, former president of basketball operations, was largely given credit for landing James. Johnson abruptly resigned before the final game last season. Buss, in her first interview since Johnson resigned, said then that she had confidence in Pelinka.”

“I’m extremely pleased with the work Rob has done in order to put this franchise in a position for success, “said Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss. “His strong leadership skills, as well as his commitment to building a winning culture, both on and off the court, have brought us one step closer to being a championship-caliber team and I look forward to our continued work together.”

Pelinka, 50, joined the Lakers after spending the greater part of two decades representing many of the NBA’s top talent. The Lake Forest, Illinois native earned his B.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan with high honors in 1993, before receiving his J.D., Cum Laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1996. While at Michigan, Pelinka earned a 1989 National Championship as a member of the Wolverines basketball team and also took part in three NCAA Final Fours (1989, 1992 & 1993).