On May 21, 2011, The Detroit News reported that Rodney Stuckey (shooting guard, Detroit Pistons) signed with Leon Rose of Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Rose became Stuckey’s 5th agent in a span of 4 years. He started his career represented by Goodwin Sports Management (GSM). At the time, Steve Banks worked at GSM and became very close to Stuckey. Banks would eventually branch off from GSM to start Banks Sports Ventures, and signed Stuckey as his one and only NBA client. With Stuckey’s departure to CAA, Banks Sports Ventures is left without anyone to represent in the NBA.
On February 9, 2010, Banks stated,
“I’m blessed to have a guy like Rodney right now. All you need is one to make it work. It’s like the trickle-down effect and right now there are a few other guys interested.”
Back to Stuckey. The Pistons extended him a qualifying offer, which means that if he signs a tender with any other team, the Pistons will be able to match the offer and retain Stuckey within a 7-day window. Rose will be trying to drum up interest for Stuckey in the meantime to drive up the price of his new client.