In 2008, Josh Childress left the Atlanta Hawks and the United States for Olympiakos and Greece. It was a bold move made by a player who proved he was qualified to play in the NBA, but saw the Olympiakos opportunity as a way to get paid well and experience life overseas. His agent, Jim Tanner of Williams & Connolly (the same law firm that Lon Babby works out of), brokered a 3-year deal for Childress that was worth roughly $20 million after taxes. Childress is probably done playing overseas, and he is also apparently done with Tanner. Childress is now with Chris Emens of Octagon.
Even last year, Childress was considering leaving Olympiakos early. He met with the Milwaukee Bucks, but decided to eventually return to Greece. The Atlanta Hawks still have the right to match any offer presented to Childress this offseason.