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2020 NBA Draft By The Numbers: Five Agencies Accounted For 32 Out Of The 60 Picks

BY JOSH GOLDBERG AND IVAN HUDSON Top Agencies of the 2020 NBA Draft Excel Sports – 8  CAA – 7, Priority Sports – 7  Roc Nation – 5, BDA Sports – 5 Wasserman – 4 Octagon – 2, Klutch Sports Group – 2, ISE – 2, Dynasty Sports – 2, Pro Talent – 2, Pensack […]

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NFL Agent Todd France And CAA Mutually Part Ways

NFL agent Todd France and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) have mutually agreed to part ways. What is next for France is not yet known, but he is sure to try to keep the many talented NFL players who have signed Standard Representation Agreements (SRAs) with him. As of the latest count of NFL Players Association […]

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Talent Agency CAA Prepares For Layoffs Due To Pandemic

The Los Angeles-based talent agency CAA said it plans to layoff about 90 agents and executives this week and to furlough approximately 275 assistants and other support staff. The cuts will be made across numerous departments and offices in LA, Nashville, New York and London. In a statement made by a CAA spokeswoman the cuts […]

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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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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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2020 NFL Draft Rounds 1-7 Recap

BY JOSH GOLDBERG AND JASON MORRIN The 2020 NFL Draft was one to remember. A record number of fans tuned into their televisions and anxiously awaited their favorite teams’ selections. 255 young men fulfilled their life long dreams of being drafted (virtually) and celebrated while socially-distanced in their respective homes. The draft had 55 million […]

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Athletes First Leads All Agencies With Eight First-Round Selections; CAA Second With Six

Thirty-two of the top prospects in the nation found their new homes last night when they were selected in the first-round of the NFL draft. Instead of shaking hands with Commissioner Roger Goodell and walking across a stage in Las Vegas, draftees were in the comfort of their homes with their closest family and friends […]

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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 […]