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A Top 10 Agent List Has A Notable Error

I am not a big fan of “Top __” lists.  That said, it is sometimes fun to observe others’ subjective rankings of members in a profession.  Kevin Baumer of Business Insider recently created his list of The 12 Most Powerful Agents In The NBA.  As for his rankings (with top 3 salaried clients listed):

  1. Arn Tellem (Pau Gasol, Joe Johnson, Brandon Roy)
  2. Dan Fegan (Dwight Howard, Jason Richardson, Troy Murphy)
  3. Jeff Schwartz (Paul Pierce, Al Jefferson, Tyson Chandler)
  4. Rob Pelinka (Kobe Bryant, Carlos Boozer, Andre Iguodala)
  5. Bill Duffy (Tayshaun Prince, Steve Nash, Rajon Rondo)
  6. Leon Rose (Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, LeBron James)
  7. Mark Bartelstein (Danny Granger, David Lee, Mo Williams)
  8. Andy Miller (Kevin Garnett, Chauncey Billups, Andre Miller)
  9. Bob Myers (Brandon Roy, TJ Ford, JJ Reddick)
  10. Jim Tanner (Tim Duncan, Ray Allen, Hedo Turkoglu)
  11. Henry Thomas (Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, Devin Harris)
  12. Raymond Brothers (Zach Randolph, Ben Gordon, Caron Butler)

My only comment is that the author might want to change the photo for Andy Miller.  Instead of displaying Miller, the list displays Keith Glass.  Miller can’t be pleased with the error; Miller had to pay Glass $40,000 in damages earlier this year after an arbitrator found that Miller recruited Glass’ client.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.