Rich Paul — the sports agent for NBA superstar LeBron James — is branching out into the broadcasting side of the business. According to TNT’s David Aldridge, Paul has signed ESPN analyst, Mark Jackson.
Jackson was formerly represented by Wasserman Media Group Vice Chairman and NBPA Player Agent, Arn Tellem. Prior to that, Steve Kauffman (owner of Kauffman Sports Management) represented Jackson. In May, the former Golden State Warriors’ head coach from 2011-14 signed a multi-year agreement with ESPN to be an NBA analyst.
Paul is the owner of Cleveland-based sports agency Klutch Sports Group, a firm that also represents NBA players Eric Bledsoe (Phoenix Suns) and Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers).