Sports International Group (SIG) Acquires Integrated Sports Management to Form SIG Football
SIG has placed many men’s basketball players with teams outside of the United States. Michael Lelchitski, SIG’s Men’s Basketball Executive Director, represents two players that were selected in the 2011 NBA Draft – Ater Majok of the Los Angeles Lakers and Chukwudiebere Maduabum of the Denver Nuggets. SIG also represents a number of women’s basketball players, including Team USA Olympians Candace Parker, Angel McCoughtry and All-Stars Crystal Langhorne and Cappie Pondexter.
As part of the acquisition of Integrated Sports Management, football agent Chad Wiestling will become the head of the newly created SIG Football, and will oversee all football-related operations. “We are very excited to announce the expansion of our brand into the NFL market, as well as the arrival of Chad Wiestling to head the project,” said SIG President and CEO Boris Lelchitski. “Chad has a great reputation throughout the NFL, as well as extensive experience on both the front office and player representation sides of the business.”
Wiestling brings his current NFL clients, including New England Patriots’ 2012 second round pick Tavon Wilson and New York Jets’ 2011 first round pick Muhammad Wilkerson, to SIG Football. “Sports Group International, Inc. is a leader in representing basketball players,” offered Wiestling. “I am extremely excited to be a part of bringing their success and professionalism to the world of professional football.”