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CAA Sports Signs One Of The Top NFL Draft QB Prospects

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Sports pulled off a major signing coup on Thursday as the agency signed Trey Lance, potentially the first quarterback off the board in the 2021 NFL Draft, for representation. Lance announced the move across his social media platforms. The former North Dakota State gunslinger burst onto the scene in 2019, throwing […]

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CAA Sports & OKC Thunder Partner To Create Thunder Fellows Program For Black Students In Tulsa

CAA Sports and OKC Thunder have created the Thunder Fellows Program, which is designed to unlock new career opportunities for Black youth in the Tulsa area. These opportunities will include curriculum such as data and analytics, with the goal of developing pipelines for professional roles in sports, entertainment and technology. In the statement released by […]

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CAA Inks Two University of Tennesee Draft Selections

CAA Baseball has announced the signings of two University of Tennessee baseball players: Chicago White Sox first round pick Garret Crochet, and Minnesota Twins second round selection Alerick Soularie. Crochet is a tall, athletic left handed pitcher who has drawn comparisons to fellow CAA client Josh Hader by many scouts. Soularie is a versatile IF/OF […]

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TPG Allowing Investors to Cash Out of Talent Powerhouse CAA

TPG was looking into possibilities to keep possession of its investment in Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and offered the solution of running a process known as a “single-asset secondary” on the agency. TPG has been in business with CAA as an investor since 2010. The plan of this investment is to hold majority stake in […]

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Paul Danforth Promoted to President of CAA’s Sports Division

Paul Danforth has been promoted to president of CAA’s sports division. Danforth’s promotion comes after CAA Sports Consulting Head Greg Luckman chose to part ways with the agency. In Danforth’s prior role as CAA Sports Global Head of Sales, his responsibilities included overseeing CAA Sports’ property sales division, sports talent sales and CAA Search. In […]

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On To The Next One: Lonzo Ball Joins CAA

After mutually parting ways with his previous agent, Harrison Gaines of SPLASH Sports, Lonzo Ball has agreed to have CAA represent him going forward.  In an interview with our own Darren Heitner, Gaines said that there were no hard feelings toward Lonzo and addressed the rumors to why they both agreed to part ways:  Darren […]

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CAA Announces Changes To Basketball Division

According to a press release from the agency, CAA Sports announced a new leadership structure for its NBA athlete representation practice. Veteran agents Aaron Mintz and Austin Brown have been appointed as co-heads of the division and will lead its efforts alongside Leon Rose and Steven Heumann. The current client roster includes 75 All-Star and […]

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WME Leads The Way In Signing Broadcasting Clients

Over the course of the last year, WME has emerged as the top agency for sports broadcasting clients. Former NFL players Dwight Freeney, Ryan Clark and Marcus Spears are among a few of WME’s most recent talent added to their NFL broadcasting client roster. On the sports broadcasting side of the representation industry, specifically at […]

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Wait A Second: Mike Francesa Is Partnering With CAA Sports?

According to a press release by DKC Public Relations, a Neopolitan ice cream-like effort between CAA Sports, Entercom and Mike Francesa reveals that Mike’s On is expanding into a digital platform. Something which started out as a radio show on WFAN, a station based in New York City, Mike’s On has become bloated with intentions […]

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Cornerstone Traits Of An Effective NFL Player Agent

Each July, hundreds of hopeful NFL player agents flock to the NFLPA Headquarters in Washington, DC, to sit for the NFL Agent Certification Exam. For those who pass, they have taken the first step to becoming a “certified contract advisor.” The next steps, however, are the most difficult part of one of the most competitive […]