In the wake of his former agent, Andy Miller, giving up his NBPA agent certification, New York Knicks superstar Kristaps Porzingis has made a decision regarding his representation. He doesn’t have to look any further than his own family tree, as his brother Janis, will continue representing him, according to Liz Mullen.
Janis, a NBPA-certified agent in his own right, was representing his brother with Miller but will now have sole representation for his on-court matters. His other brother, Martins, is also involved in the forward/center’s career but is not a certified agent.
Porzingis is not the only player soon to make a change in his representation. With Miller giving up his certification, 25 NBA players will need to find new agents. Unlike Porzingis, however, most of Miller’s now-former clients did not have a secondary agent listed on their NBPA forms. When switching agents, players usually have to wait 15 days before signing with another. Given the circumstances of Miller giving up his certification, the NBPA made an exception and is allowing his players to sign with new agents immediately.
While Porzingis is probably Miller’s biggest client in terms of star potential, he also represents many other NBA players. As they all face questions of who will represent them, some clients will certainly have their choice of agent.