Jul
14

On To The Next One: Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown (84) signs autographs at practice for the 2014 Pro Bowl at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Roc Nation Sports represented nine professional athletes as of last Friday.  Unfortunately, for the relatively newer division of Roc Nation, that number has shrunk to eight. According to FOX Sports, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has left Roc Nation for his former agent, Drew Rosenhaus, of Rosenhaus Sports.  Brown had been with Rosenhaus when he…
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Jul
10

Lagardère Unlimited, ASICS America Launch World’s First Real-Time Commercial

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Global sports agency Lagardère Unlimited has a significant imprint in the sports representation business.  It is arguably what it is most known for, at least to the Sports Agent Blog audience.  The company was labeled a top-10 agency last summer due in large part to its football division. At the same time, though, Lagardère has…
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Jul
08

Sports Agents Voice Displeasure With NBA Players ‘Taking Less’ Money

Contributor Evan Zepfel makes his argument as to why the Clippers would benefit from an Initial Public Offering.

When an NBA player is urged to take less than money, that naturally means his agent’s commission is less. Such has been the latest pattern emerging from social media, fan bases and with owners across the league. And with the newly-agreed upon Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) from 2011 in place — which left players with…
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Jul
01

On To The Next One: Oscar Taveras

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St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras has unfortunately been playing musical chairs with his agents as of late. He has previously been represented by The Legacy Agency along with Rob Plummer & Associates.  He most recently left MDR Sports Management — which he has done multiple times before — for MVP Sports Group, which…
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Jun
30

On To The Next One: Anthony Johnson

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Before even playing a down in the NFL, Miami Dolphins rookie defensive tackle, Anthony Johnson, has already changed agencies.  The Baton Rouge, Louisiana native recently transitioned from ProSource Sports to Rosenhaus Sports. Johnson will be co-represented by NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors, Drew Rosenhaus and Robert Bailey, according to Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal. The…
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Jun
27

2014 NBA Draft Selections And Analysis (Player/Agent)

Andrew Wiggins (Kansas) is interviewed after being selected as the number one overall pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Prior coverage of NBA Draft (agent/player) relationships: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 Keep up with Sports Agent Blog on Twitter | Facebook | RSS Highlights Creative Artists Agency led the way with 6 clients taken in the first round of the NBA Draft. Wasserman Media Group had 2 of the first 3 players drafted along with 3 of the first 6 taken off…
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Jun
23

BDA Sports Forms Partnership With Australian Agency

Kansas Jayhawks guard Andrew Wiggins (22) reacts against the Florida Gators during the second half at Stephen C. O'Connell Center. Florida Gators defeated the Kansas Jayhawks 67-61. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NBA sports agent, Bill Duffy, is expected to have a good size 2014 NBA Draft Class.  Currently, Duffy is also focusing his efforts on the international scope with his agency BDA Sports. The latter comes on the heels of a joint venture alliance with Australian sports and talent agency One Management Group and Consulting, according…
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Jun
19

On To The Next One: Peyton Hillis

Running back Peyton Hills (33) runs with the ball during training camp at One Buccaneer Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants running back, Peyton Hillis, is on his fifth agency.  That figure is staggering considering he has played just six NFL seasons. At Rosenhaus Sports, the Conway, Ark. native will be co-represented by NFL Certified Contract Advisor, Jason Katz and Michael Katz, according to Sports Business Journal’s Liz Mullen.  Marc Lillibridge of Pro…
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Jun
18

Wasserman Media Group Signs Top-Ranked Amateur Golfer Patrick Rodgers

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Wasserman Media Group has signed top-ranked amateur golfer, Patrick Rodgers, according to a tweet earlier Tuesday afternoon from the Wasserman Twitter account.  Rodgers — a Stanford University product — declared his intention to turn pro a few months ago.  Despite his decision, Rodgers plans to return to Stanford at some point to complete his degree.…
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Jun
17

Report: Impact Sports Basketball Suffers Setback

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According to DrafExpress.com, Impact Sports Basketball — a division of Impact Sports — represents fewer than 15 current NBA players. And yet, for the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft, the agency’s draft class is less than stellar. That may be in part because Impact recently lost one of its top recruiters in Carlos Dew, according to…
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