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On To The Next One: Carl Landry

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.

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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.