Jul
22

On To The Next One: Max Pacioretty

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (5) battles for the puck with Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty (67) during the first period in game four of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Sometimes when star athletes have breakout seasons, those individuals jump ship to bigger sports agencies that can offer a heightened level of services.  Similarly, those more well-known agencies — more times than not — have a larger footprint in their respective sport, and as a result, can leverage not only their name but also their…
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Jul
22

Marketing Agent Maverick Carter Discusses Decision 2.0 With ESPN

LeBron James and Johnny Manziel share the same marketing agent, Maverick Carter.
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ESPN reporter Jason Whitlock recently had the well-known sports marketer, Maverick Carter, on his podcast ‘Real Talk’. Carter — who is the Founder of LRMR Management — is the marketing agent for both LeBron James and Johnny Manziel.  With James’ recent move back home to Cleveland, Carter instantly has become one of the most powerful…
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Jul
17

On To The Next One: Aldon Smith

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According to Sports Business Journal’s Liz Mullen, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has changed representation prior to his fourth NFL season.  The former Missouri Tiger recently left CAA Sports and has signed with Relativity Sports. Smith will be co-represented by NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors, Doug Hendrickson and CJ Laboy.  Over the last two seasons, Smith…
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Jul
16

Six Questions With Travis King, Basketball Agent At Relativity Sports

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Lawrence Travis King began his career in professional sports by accepting a position to become the Director of Player Personnel for Immortal Sports and Entertainment in 2004.  In 2006, Travis was promoted to the Vice President of Basketball Operations.   After a successful run with Immortal Sports, Travis joined the Relativity Sports team in 2009.  In…
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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
09

Interview With The Agent: Lindsay Kagawa Colas

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Lindsay Kagawa Colas is Vice President of Action Sports & Olympics at Wasserman Media Group. Colas is a double graduate of Stanford University where she received a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Masters in Sociology- Organizational Studies.  While at Stanford, Colas was an All-District 8 performer and two-year captain of the Women’s Volleyball…
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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
02

Interview With The Agent: Johnny Alamo

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Johnny Alamo is a University of Denver graduate with a Bachelors in Sports Marketing & Business Management. Alamo is a unique agent; he does not represent basketball, football, or any other traditional sport athletes, he represents Olympic skiers and develops multi-media sports storytelling projects. After an extensive career in the industry with titles that ranged…
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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
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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