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Court Allows Case Between Zion Williamson’s Former And Current Agents To Proceed

Zion Williamson’s former marketing agents who filed a lawsuit against him in circuit court in the State of Florida have been given a small gift. While their case against Williamson in that jurisdiction remains stayed as Williamson’s similar case against the agents (pending in federal court in North Carolina proceeds), they are now free to […]

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Entertainment Sports Agents Sports Business

CAA Reduces Debt To Combat Negative Effects Of Pandemic

As reported by Mike Ozanian of SportsMoney, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has downgraded its debt. During this pandemic crisis the company had its credit rating lowered by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings to 2.000 or “B” rating from “B+”. Before the crisis, CAA was in the process of raising around $393 million with a […]

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College Basketball Players Recruiting Sports Agents

Cal State Northridge Star Lamine Diane Signs With CAA Ahead Of NBA Draft

Cal State Northridge’s Lamine Diane has signed with agent Richie Felder of CAA in preparation for the 2020 NBA Draft. Diane, a 22-year-old sophomore, announced on his Instagram account in early April that he would be entering the draft. The 6’7 forward finished the 2020 season averaging 25.6 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. He […]

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College Basketball Players

Obi Toppin Signs With Creative Artists Agency

Dayton’s Obi Toppin has officially declared for the NBA Draft and also announced he has signed with Creative Artists Agency. Toppin, a redshirt sophomore, took over the college basketball landscape this year. The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 20 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game on his way to being named AP’s National Player 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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CBS News Producer Alison Pepper Joins CAA As An Agent

Powerhouse sports and entertainment firm Creative Artists’ Agency (CAA) has brought on Alison Pepper as an Agent. She will work within the Television – News & Sports Media department. Alison served as senior producer for CBS and was in charge of managing the broadcast operations of popular programs such as 60 Minutes, as well as […]

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Coaches Headline Sports Agents

CAA Sports Acquires Kauffman Sports Management

As reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, CAA Sports has acquired Kauffman Sports Management, a full-service talent representation agency with offices in Los Angeles, CA and Philadelphia, PA. Kauffman Sports, led by its Founder, Steve Kauffman, specializes in the representation of NBA and NCAA coaches and front office executives. Its talent roster includes names such […]

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Dwayne Wade Joins CAA as Corporate Consultant with Basketball Division

Reports broke that Dwayne Wade accepted a position with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Basketball Division. The details about the role are unknown, but Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports states that it will have an emphasis on corporate consulting involving multicultural brands. The 2006 Finals MVP played 13 seasons and won three NBA Championships with the […]

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New York Mets and Yoenis Cespedes Settle Grievance

The New York Mets and Yoenis Cespedes have settled their injury grievance, agreeing to reduce Cespedes’ salary for the 2020 season. In December of 2016, the New York Mets and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes agreed to a four-year, $110 million. The contract stands as the fifth largest in Mets history behind David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Johan […]

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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 […]