James Grant Group Acquired By European Investment Firm

Earlier this week, SportsBusiness Journal announced that U.K.-based James Grant Group was acquired by Metric Capital Partners, an international investment firm.  James Grant will retain 50 percent ownership of the agency, which represents clients across sports, entertainment, music, television and literary. “I think it’s a unique opportunity for any group to break into the U.S….

On To The Next One: Nenê Hilario

The world’s seventh most valuable NBA sports agency, BDA Sports Management, recently added Washington Wizards center Nenê Hilario, to its client roster.  As reported by SportsBusiness Journal, BDA president, Bill Duffy, will represent the Brazilian native.  The 32-year-old Nenê was formerly represented by Relativity Sports. The California-based BDA also represents Aaron Gordon (Orlando Magic), Klay Thompson (Golden States…

On To The Next One: Alberto Callaspo

At a time when he is still a free agent, MLB third baseman, Alberto Callaspo, has decided to change representation.  Callaspo — who played for the Oakland Athletics this past season — has joined Praver Shapiro Sports Management, where he will be represented by Barry Praver and Scott Shapiro.  He used to be with Goldschmidt…

Six Questions With Dennis Blake, Founder And CEO Of Blake Sports Group

Dennis Blake is currently the Chief Executive Officer with Blake Sports Group.  He oversees all day-to-day operations of athlete representation, corporate consulting and event management, the three divisions of Blake.  Before the development of the Blake Sports Group in 2006, Dennis was an influential leader in the public relations and marketing departments for the Callaway,…

Octagon Baseball Adds Ex MLB Player Chad Tracy To Its Staff

Former MLB player, Chad Tracy, retired this past April after stints with the Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks, Florida Marlins and the Washington Nationals.  Tracy finished his career with 86 HR, 358 RBI and a .274 BA over 938 games. However, the 34-year-old Charlotte, North Carolina native is still staying connected to the game he loves….

On To The Next One: Tajh Boyd

Six months removed from being a sixth round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, former Clemson quarterback, Tajh Boyd, has already changed agencies.  The Hampton, Virginia native switched from Dimensional Sports to Allegiant Athletic Agency, better known as a3.  Boyd will be represented by NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Chad Speck, for both his contract and…

Interview With The Agent: Matthew Kingsley

Matthew Kingsley is the President and CEO of 3 Kings Entertainment, LLC, an agency focused on representing a diverse group of media personalities in broadcasting news, sports and entertainment.  Over his almost 20 years in the agent business, Kingsley has represented hundreds of clients and has negotiated thousands of contracts for talent on ESPN, ABC,…

On To The Next One: Casey Janssen

According to MLB Trade Rumors’ Tim Dierkes, former Toronto Blue Jays closer, Casey Janssen, will now be represented by ACES.   The world’s fourth most valuable MLB sports agency also counts the likes of Dustin Pedroia (Boston Red Sox), Jonathan Papelbon (Philadelphia Phillies) and David Wright (New York Mets) as its clients, which Forbes recently highlighted…

Six Questions With Doug Eldridge, Managing Partner At DLE Agency

Doug Eldridge is the Managing Partner of Washington, D.C.-based DLE Agency, a full-service firm that specializes in brand management, public relations, contract negotiations, marketing/sponsorship and strategic communications.  A graduate of the George Mason University School of Law, Eldridge and his firm have worked with athletes across the NFL, NBA, MMA, golf and other sports along with…

On To The Next One: Alec Ogletree

It’s midway through the 2014 NFL season and St. Louis linebacker, Alec Ogletree, has decided to switch representation.  Originally represented by Atlanta-based SportsTrust Advisors, the Newnan, Georgia native is now affiliated with Sports West Football and represented by NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Angelo Wright. According to Sports Business Journal, Wright represents about 15 players between…