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LaMelo Ball Signs Endorsement Deal With PUMA

Expected lottery pick LaMelo Ball has signed an agreement with PUMA Basketball to be its newest ambassador. Although this news was first reported in August, the official announcement was made this past Wednesday. In a release, Ball said “I believe the brand is the perfect partner for me because PUMA will allow me to just […]

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Global Agency SPORTFIVE And Chicago Bulls Will Collaborate To Secure International Brand Partnerships

In 2019, the NBA informed teams that they can secure up to two brand partnerships from regions outside the U.S. With lower viewership and revenue streams effected by various reasons, it looks like the Chicago Bulls have decided to take additional steps in alleviating those losses. SPORTFIVE is a global agency that focuses on branding, […]

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Entertainment Soccer Sports Business

ICM Partners Acquires Stellar Group

ICM Partners acquires Stellar Group, the largest football (soccer) agency in the world. The London-based agency represents over 800 clients (including NFL players) with $3 billion in player contracts. Some notable clients for Stellar Group are: Jameis Winston, Gareth Bale, and Saul Niguez. The agency has over 130 employees with offices in 10 countries worldwide. […]

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Sports Business

Legacy Sports Management Rebrands As Anderson Sports and Brand Management

Sydney Anderson, the founder and owner of Anderson Sports and Brand Management has been in the athlete marketing business for almost a year now. A former track & field athlete at Indiana University, Anderson has used her experience as a collegiate athlete to connect with clients throughout the industry. She previously launched Legacy Sports Management […]

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Octagon and Wasserman Victorious At Sports Business Awards Show

Octagon and Wasserman found themselves atop the sports business industry on Wednesday, as each of them took home honors at the Sports Business Journal’s 13th annual Sports Business Awards show, which was held virtually due to COVID-19.  Octagon won the award for Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services. It is the fourth time […]

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NBA Agent Evan Laufer’s No C.A.P. Podcast

The sports podcast world has gained a lot of popularity over the past years. Certified NBPA Agent Evan Laufer has decided to dive in and give his perspective on what the industry entails. He has recently launched a podcast called “No C.A.P. Podcast” and a youtube channel where he reveals that the agent life isn’t […]

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Quartexx Group And Thread Sports Create Quartexx Basketball

Quartexx Group and Thread Sports Management (TSM) have partnered together to create Quartexx Basketball. For Quartexx Group, this partnership provides a rare opportunity to offer their unique personalized and boutique approach to athlete representation with a different sport. “When we created Quartexx Hockey, we knew that we could eventually services a large clientele regardless of […]

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Klutch Sports Signs Another Former NBA Draft First Round Pick

Klutch Sports Group continues to add to its star-studded NBA clientele, signing Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby for representation. Klutch Sports announced the move across their social media platforms on Friday.  Anunoby was represented by Chris Emens and Omar Wilkes of Octagon. Wilkes, the son of Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Jamaal Wilkes, left Octagon […]

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HBO To Air Documentary On Rise and Fall of Former Successful Sports Radio Host

Craig Carton was living the dream of every sports fan — talking about sports for a living in the country’s biggest media market on a wildly successful morning radio show, WFAN’s “Boomer and Carton.” Until his world crumbled.  “Wild Card: The Downfall of a Radio Loudmouth,” from HBO Sports and StreetSmartVideo, will detail Carton’s rise […]

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Lonzo Ball Signs With Klutch Sports For Representation

As reported by Malika Andrews of ESPN, Lonzo Ball has decided to sign with Klutch Sports for representation. In his young career, Ball has had stints with Roc Nation Sports and Creative Arts Agency (CAA). However, the choice to join Klutch was different as this time it was “solely” his decision, one he feels like […]