May
20

NCLUSIVE Sports Signs Denver Nuggets Guard Ty Lawson

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NCLUSIVE Sports has signed Denver Nuggets point guard Tywon “Ty” Lawson as a client for marketing, public relations, philanthropic endeavors, merchandizing, and digital branding. The Hollywood-based Sports Marketing and Public Relations Firm will manage all marketing opportunities as well as the digital assets for the former North Carolina Tar Heel National Champion. Lawson was drafted…
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May
06

BDA Sports Strikes Again For 2015 NBA Draft, Signs Frank Kaminsky

Frank Kaminsky has signed with BDA Sports' Kevin Bradbury (Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

The John R. Wooden Award winner and consensus first-team All-American power forward Frank Kaminsky will sign with agent Kevin Bradbury of BDA Sports Management sources tell Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski and SB Nation. Frank Kaminsky is a 7’0” power forward/center who spent all four years of his collegiate career playing at the University of Wisconsin,…
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Feb
19

Roc Nation Sports Signs Wilson Chandler

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Roc Nation Sports signs Denver Nuggets Forward Wilson Chandler. This signing comes in the midst of the NBA trade deadline in which Chandler is being looked at by both the LA Clippers and Portland Trailblazers according to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski. Chandler’s basketball career began at Benton Harbor High School in Michigan, where he received…
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Feb
14

French/West/Vaughan Announces Marketing Partnership With Heat’s Luol Deng

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Miami Heat Forward Luol Deng has joined forces with French/West/Vaughan (FWV) in order to develop his personal brand and further maximize his marketing portfolio. FWV, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina,  is one of the nation’s leading public relations, advertising, and digital marketing agencies. After spending nine seasons in Chicago and the second half of last…
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Dec
15

Phoenix Suns PG Isaiah Thomas Fires Agency ASM Sports

Phoenix Suns guard Isaiah Thomas (3) attempts a shot against Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

According to SportsAgentBlog.com’s Founder, Darren Heitner, Phoenix Suns point guard Isaiah Thomas has fired his agency, ASM Sports.  The Tacoma, Washington native was represented by the Founder and President of ASM, Andy Miller. As Heitner reported, Thomas recently fired Miller and ASM for personal and professional reasons; he will hire a new agent before the…
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Nov
24

On To The Next One: Nenê Hilario

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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…
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Aug
06

First Woman NBPA Executive Director Discusses New Role

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After 18 months without an Executive Director, the NBPA recently hired Michele Roberts to lead the union.  A University of California (Berkeley) law graduate, Roberts now becomes the first woman to lead a major U.S. sports union.  The Bronx, New York native chatted with SportsBusiness Journal’s labor and agent reporter, Liz Mullen, about her new…
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Jul
30

ESPN Analyst Mark Jackson Signs With LeBron James’ Agent

Mark Jackson reacts against the Los Angeles Clippers in game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Rich Paul — the sports agent for NBA superstar LeBron James — is branching out into the broadcasting side of the business.  According to TNT’s David Aldridge, Paul has signed ESPN analyst, Mark Jackson. Jackson was formerly represented by Wasserman Media Group Vice Chairman and NBPA Player Agent, Arn Tellem.  Prior to that, Steve Kauffman (owner of…
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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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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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