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Rudy Fernandez Happy About His Change To Arn Tellem

Back in April 2011, HoopsHype reported that Rudy Fernandez sent a termination letter to Andy Miller of ASM Sports and Spanish agency U1st Agency.  At the time, it was only known that Fernandez was signing with Spanish agent David Carro of Hoops Fair Play.  Soon thereafter, Fernandez also signed with Arn Tellem of Wasserman Media Group, which provided him with a strong international agent and a prominent agent within the United States.

Fernandez, a 6’6 shooting guard/small forward, is currently signed to the Dallas Mavericks, but is playing with Real Madrid while the NBA and NBPA try to come to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement.  Raul Barrigon recently got a hold of Fernandez and asked him quite a few questions about his role with Real Madrid and the Mavericks, but the following Q&A caught my attention:

Why did you change agents?

Rudy Fernandez: I was not in contact very often with Andy Miller. My agents in Spain handled my day-to-day stuff. I was very happy with Gerard Darnes, Jordi Vila, Nuria Martinez. They were very important for me during my career. But I felt I needed something else… Then there was the issue with the fines, which I didn’t like… Also some other things happened that I didn’t like. Also in order to change my image I needed this. Now I’m with Arn Tellem, Jose Ortiz and David Carro. Pau [Gasol] and Marc [Gasol] said very good things about Tellem and I’m happy about this change.

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.