Former CAA Basketball Agent Andre Buck Establishes Arete Sports Agency
A few days ago, I received an email from a gentleman named Jeffrey Lynds, who stated that he works with basketball agent Andre Buck at a company named Arete Sports Agency (which was created by Buck). Lynds asked that I take down and remove any tags related to Andre Buck joining Artizen Management or Derrick W. Brooks.
Back in August 2009, I wrote an article titled, “Andre Buck Leaves CAA, Joins Artizen Management Group” (which has since been taken down pursuant to Lynds’ request). I had heard from multiple sources that Buck had joined Derrick W. Brooks at Artizen. Lynds says that it was misreported various places, and that he is in the process of “cleaning it up.” While Buck certainly did leave Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Lynds reports that no agreement was ever entered into between Andre Buck and Artizen Management.
Arete Sports Agency’s website does not have a great deal of content, but it does state that that the agency represents over fifty professional basketball players worldwide. Currently, the company represents NBA players Alonzo Gee and Renaldo Balkman, along with Pooh Jeter (Joventut), PJ Tucker (Brose Baskets), David Hawkins (Besiktas), Doron Perkins (Cantu), and many others who are currently playing overseas.
Arete Sports Agency is based in Wayne, Pennsylvania.