Charles Tillman Signs With CAA For Broadcasting

Former Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers cornerback, Charles “Peanut” Tillman has signed with CAA as he embarks on his broadcasting career, following his retirement this summer. The Chicago-native was drafted in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft (35th Overall) out of Louisiana Lafayette by his hometown team – the Chicago Bears. He spent…

Los Angeles Lakers Choose Hookit To Evaluate 2017 Jersey Sponsorship Value

The NBA recently announced they will begin selling jersey sponsorships for the 2017-2018 season in the form of jersey patches. In order to examine the reach and value of the sponsorships, the Los Angeles Lakers have chosen Hookit to analyze the effectiveness of companies owning space on the players’ jerseys. Hookit will use their Hookit…

Lagardère Sports Announces Acquisition Of Rooftop2 Productions

Lagardère Sports continues to make moves in the sports business industry as they announced the acquisition of Rooftop2 Productions, a marketing and production agency. Under the acquisition, Rooftop2 Productions will continue to operate under their current name. Founded in New York City in 2012, Rooftop2 Productions is an experiential agency that has build its reputation by…

7 Tips To Coach Your Way To Poker Success

  Poker has always enjoyed a lasting legacy in pop culture, whether in movies, music and now even sport with a number of prime athletes joining the rank-and-file of poker’s finest. The game’s mainstream popularity has experienced a significant boost in recent years following the broadcasting of the World Series on TV and the infamous…

Lagardère Sports Adds Tim Mickelson As Their Newest Agent

In mid-July, Tim Mickelson resigned as the head coach of Arizona State University after five years with the school. Yesterday, Lagardère Sports announced Mickelson will be joining the agency under the tutelage of Lagardère Golf President Steve Loy, who also coached at ASU from 1987 to 1992 and left his coaching gig to represent golf superstar Phil Mickelson,…

CAA Sports: The Agency That Almost Wasn’t

In an article for the New York Times, author James Andrew Miller has released excerpts from his book “Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency,” which will be published on August 9th. Here are some of the highlights of the story: Creative Artists Agency (CAA) was a dominating force in the entertainment industry for…

Wasserman Expands Its Football Division

Per a press release from the company, Wasserman announced on July 27 that it has expanded their Global Football division by acquiring French-based agency, Mondial Promotion. Mondial is one of the top football (soccer) agencies in Europe, representing over 60 players. By adding Mondial to its portfolio of football agencies, this strengthens Wasserman’s position in…

Dez Bryant Drops CAA But Keeps Roc Nation

Per a Tweet by Liz Mullen and other sources, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has left CAA Sports and agent Tom Condon. He is expected to be represented by Roc Nation and NFL agent Kim Miale. Bryant hired Roc Nation to represent him in 2014 after firing agent Eugene Parker. This came at a…

It’s All In The Odds Who Are The Favourites For The EPL Title

We are now barely four weeks away from the start of the EPL season, as fans look forward to the most keenly-contested season living memory. With some exciting managerial arrivals likely to spend in excess of £1 billion this summer and globally renowned players such as Paul Pogba expected to arrive in the Premier League,…

NBA Free Agency’s Record Start

During the first 96 hours of NBA free agency, which kicked off at 12:01 AM EST on July 1, teams have committed roughly $3 billion towards contracts that “can start becoming finalized later this week” and the “unexpected has reigned so far,” according to Tim Reynolds of the AP. This is in part to the…