Carl Landry of the New Orleans Hornets was formerly represented by Andrew “Buddy” Baker. Baker had represented Landry for over four years, including the period leading up to Landry’s selection as the 1st pick of the 2nd round by the Seattle Sonics (now the Oklahoma City Thunder) in 2007. Landry was immediately traded to the Houston Rockets. At that time, Baker was with IM Sports Services (a branch of the large law firm Ice Miller). Baker is now a part of Exclusive Sports Group (ESG), which represents basketball players, football players, and coaches.
Anyway, Carl Landry recently switched agents and signed with Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports & Entertainment. Brad Ames of Priority Sports has confirmed the change. Here is the odd thing about the switch – Carl’s younger brother Marcus Landry is still represented by Buddy Baker according to ESG’s basketball clients page. Marcus Landry is currently under contract with BCM Gravelines in France. It is unknown as to whether Marcus has plans to eventually join Carl as Priority Sports clients.
The change of agents was first reported by Jorge Sierra of HoopsHype.