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On To The Next One: Kenyon Martin

Yesterday, Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post reported that Kenyon Martin has finally chosen a new agent after parting ways with his former long-time agent Brian Dyke back in August 2011.  Martin had fired Dyke prior to Dyke being able to negotiate a new contract for Martin, which many believe will be the most valuable contract of K-Mart’s career.  K-Mart’s most recent contract was worth $90 million+ over seven years.  Dyke was unable to get Martin an extension that he wanted prior to becoming a free agent.

Andy Miller of ASM Sports is now tasked with the job of negotiating a mega deal for Kenyon Martin.  Miller represents many talented NBA players including Martin’s former Denver Nuggets teammate, Chauncey Billups.  Martin’s former agent, Brian Dyke of Shibumi Sports, represents Darius Morris, Damian Saunders, and Atlanta Hawks superstar Josh Smith.

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.