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RIP Ken Meyerson, President of Lagardère Unlimited Tennis

The entire sports agent and sports business community mourns the death of a respected individual who was at the top of Lagardère Unlimited’s tennis division at the time of his passing.  Ken Meyerson, best known for his representation of tennis stars including Andy Roddick, Justine Henin, Fernando Gonzalez, Mardy Fish, and many others, passed away late last night at his home in Florida.  He was only 48-years-old.

Meyerson began his career as a tennis agent at ProServ in 1987 alongside Donald Dell (who is now a part of Lagardère Unlimited).  Early in his career, Meyerson represented some of the best in the game of tennis.  Stefan Edberg, Jimmy Connors, and Yannick Noah were all represented by the team of Meyerson and Dell.  After ProServ, Meyerson worked at MBD and MS Consulting prior to founding Sports Advisor Services in Miami, Florida in 1997.  He then became President of SFX’s tennis division in 1999.  In 2006, Meyerson became a part of Blue Equity, LLC (BEST) and was named President of Lagardère Unlimited Tennis when BEST was acquired by the conglomerate.

Meyerson’s clients loved him, which is the best sign of a great agent.  This is what Andy Roddick tweeted earlier today:

Ken. I love you and miss you I will be forever grateful for your faith&loyalty You will forever be my brother.. As always “thanks meyerson”

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.