On To The Next One: Al Horford
Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford has decided to rejoin Wasserman Media Group last week after briefly being represented by Bill Duffy and BDA Sports Management. This decision comes after only two months of being represented by the agency.
Horford had been represented by Arn Tellem at Wasserman for the majority of his eight year career (all with the Hawks) after being picked as the third overall pick in 2007 out of Florida. Tellem was named the Vice Chairman of Palace Sports & Entertainment to help run the Detroit Pistons this past June. Horford left Wasserman after Tellem took the front office job.
However, he has since decided to return to Wasserman after his brief stint with BDA Sports Management. “It’s just a personal decision,” said Horford. “I just felt more comfortable being with Wasserman.” The change in his personnel was confirmed by Wasserman’s Twitter yesterday and was first announced by Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
He rejoins the agency that seems to know him best at an interesting time in his career. He is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2015-16 NBA season. The Hawks can currently offer a minimal raise on his current salary of $12 million via an extension, or he can opt to test the free agency waters and re-sign with the team for a substantial increase or sign with any other team.