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Knicks Sign Their No. 1 Pick — William ‘Worldwide Wes’ Wesley

The New York Knicks have announced that William “Worldwide Wes” Wesley has been hired to serve in the role of executive vice president/senior advisor of the franchise. Wesley will be departing from his role at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), where he had been provided the title of consultant within its coaching division — a position […]

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NY Knicks Tab Veteran CAA Agent As Next President

According to reports from ESPN’ Adrian Wojnarowski, Leon Rose, veteran agent of Creative Artists Agency (“CAA”) has been tabbed as the New York Knicks next President. Rose will become the second CAA agent to take the helm of a New York franchise, as veteran baseball agent Brodie Van Wagenen was hired by the New York […]

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Roc Nation Sports Signs Dennis Smith Jr.

The 2019-2020 N.B.A. season kicked-off last week and for Roc Nation Sports and their clients, it was a busy day. The surging sports agency added an additional client to that list. Knicks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. has signed with Roc Nation Sports and will be represented by veteran agent Raymond Brothers. Brothers recently joined […]

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Ahead Of Free Agency, Kyrie Irving, Agent Part Ways

Kyrie Irving has parted ways with his longtime agent Jeff Wechsler and has reportedly signed with Roc Nation Sports. Irving opted out of his $21.3M deal to play for the Celtics next season and will become a free agent for the first time in his career this summer. Wechsler has represented Irving since he was […]

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On To The Next One: Trey Burke

According to a Tweet from the agency, New York Knicks guard Trey Burke has signed with Roc Nation Sports, where he will be represented by Sam Permut. He was previously represented by Mike George of Excel Sports Management. The former 9th overall pick by the Utah Jazz in the 2013 NBA Draft out of Michigan, […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (1/24/2014)

Heading to sunny and warm New York next Wednesday.  I will be there through Monday, checking out many Super Bowl-related events and hopefully seeing many of you Sports Agent Blog readers in the streets.  This week on FORBES: (1) As Super Bowl Approaches, Adept NFL Retailers Are Saying So Long To ‘Shrink It And Pink It’; (2) No […]

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On To The Next One: Chris Smith

Earlier this week, Marc Berman of the New York Post reported that point guard Chris Smith changed agents.  He was formerly represented by Marc Cornstein, but was projected to change to his brother’s agent Leon Rose at Creative Artists Agency (CAA).  Chris Smith’s brother is the popular New York Knicks player J.R. Smith. Chris Smith […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (5/18/2012)

I published my first two articles at Forbes.com this week – 1) University Of Miami Unveils Football Agent Policy Aimed At ‘Limiting Distractions’; and 2) NBA Players Association Seeks Arbitrator To Clarify New York Knicks’ Ability To Keep Jeremy Lin.  Many more to come in the future.  It looks like it is going to be […]

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Jamal Crawford Picks Andy Miller Of ASM Sports For Representation

On September 16, 2011, I wrote that Jamal Crawford was on to the next one after he officially terminated Aaron Goodwin of Goodwin Sports Management as his representative.  Crawford had not given any indication as to who would become his next agent of record.  According to the NY Daily News, Crawford has finally made a decision, opting to sign with […]

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Including Financial Advisors To Keep Clients Financially Secure

An agent makes up only one part of what should be a comprehensive athlete business team. There may be many other components to that team, including public relations specialists, accountants, and financial advisors. Recently, my friend Jared Zwerling of ESPN.com interviewed Mark Doman, who is the financial advisor for Landry Fields of the New York […]