Rocky Hambric of Hambric Sports Management (whose site is currently under construction) believes that there may have been some foul play surrounding the departure of PGA Tour client Anthony Kim from Hambric Sports to IMG. The change of representation occurred in May 2008, seven months before Kim’s contract with Hambric Sports was set to expire. Hambric Sports filed a suit against Kim for breach of contract last year. Now, Rocky Hambric and his legal team are in the process of attempting to secure access to IMG and Gaylord Sports documents from the time period surrounding the change with the hope that viewing said documents will shed light into whether the companies were actively attempting to pry away their signed client. Don’t expect comments from any of the parties being subpoenaed.
From my understanding, IMG signed Kim quickly after he dropped Hambric Sports. Gaylord Sports was also interested in acquiring Kim as a client. The main question is whether both IMG and Gaylord Sports approached Kim prior to the golfer terminating his agreement with Hambric. Also subpoenaed is Kim’s advisor, Sterling Ball.