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Leon Rose Signs Three 2012 NBA Prospects Including Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

I figured that Leon Rose of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) was good for at least one of Kentucky’s talented underclassmen headed for the NBA.  And I have heard from multiple sources that Rose has signed Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who just finished an outstanding freshman season. Kidd-Gilchrist is a sure lottery pick along with Kentucky’s Anthony Davis, who is said to […]

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On To The Next One: Jason Maxiell

Detroit Pistons forward Jason Maxiell has changed agents. He was formerly represented by KMG Sports Management, but recently made the switch to Andy Miller of ASM Sports. Maxiell was originally drafted by the Pistons in the first round (#26 overall) in 2005. He played his college ball at Cincinnati. As of writing this post, KMG […]

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On To The Next One: Kevin Durant

On February 21, 2012, I wrote that Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant became the latest NBA all-star to leave basketball agent Aaron Goodwin and his company Goodwin Sports Management (GSM).  Along with Durant, Jason Kidd, Paul Pierce, LeBron James, Jamal Crawford, Rodney Stuckey, Al Horford, and Dwight Howard have all once been represented by Goodwin, but moved on to another agent later […]

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The Darker Side Of College And Professional Basketball Recruiting

A group that calls itself the El Chiriacco Group claims that it is in the final stages of a e-book on college sports recruiting titled, “Kim Kardashian and the Art of Rebounding”.  The book will focus on the recruiting of New Jersey Nets power forward, Kris Humphries in 2004, when he was a student-athlete at the University of Minnesota.  The group […]

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NBPA Could Do Better Job To Limit Conflicts Of Interest

In 2008, National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Executive Director Billy Hunter drafted an "inflexible memo" to announce the NBPA's plan to enforce its rule with regard to the prohibition against agents representing both NBA players and NBA coaches. While the rule effectively prevented individuals from representing the two classes of people, it failed to thoroughly […]

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On To The Next One: Leandro Barbosa

Toronto Raptors point guard Leandro Barbosa is on to his third agent.  He was represented by Bill Duffy of BDA Sports prior to moving on to Jeff Schwartz and Sam Goldfeder of Excel Sports Management.  Recently, he switched from Excel to Dan Fegan of Lagardère Unlimited. Back in 2007, Duffy said, “I think what makes Leandro so endearing is he’s […]

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Former CAA Basketball Agent Andre Buck Establishes Arete Sports Agency

A few days ago, I received an email from a gentleman named Jeffrey Lynds, who stated that he works with basketball agent Andre Buck at a company named Arete Sports Agency (which was created by Buck).  Lynds asked that I take down and remove any tags related to Andre Buck joining Artizen Management or Derrick W. […]

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On To The Next One: Kris Humphries

Less than a year ago, Kris Humphries fired Dan Fegan of Lagardre Unlimited and hired Marc Cornstein of Pinnacle Management. At the time that I wrote the On To The Next One piece about Humphries’ switch in representation, I wrote, “Cornstein is tasked with helping Humphries earn enough money to support himself in case he […]

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Kevin Durant The Latest All-Star To Leave Aaron Goodwin

  Kevin Durant has dropped Seattle-based Aaron Goodwin of Goodwin Sports Management (GSM) as his NBA agent.  It appears that Jason Whitlock was the first to report on the rumor of Durant’s decision to leave Goodwin, and followed up with a Tweet that Candace Parker may be the next high-profile athlete to leave the firm that […]

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Sports Agent Molly Fletcher Gives Her “Pitch” To Jeremy Lin

Linsanity is here to stay.  Jeremy Lin’s play has grabbed the attention of not only New York, but the entire nation, with his inspiring play that has contributed to the New York Knicks’ surge in the Eastern Conference. I recently came across a Fox Business video clip of my former mentor, Molly Fletcher, making a […]