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On To The Next One: Kevin Durant

On February 21, 2012, I wrote that Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant became the latest NBA all-star to leave basketball agent Aaron Goodwin and his company Goodwin Sports Management (GSM).  Along with Durant, Jason Kidd, Paul Pierce, LeBron JamesJamal CrawfordRodney StuckeyAl Horford, and Dwight Howard have all once been represented by Goodwin, but moved on to another agent later in their careers.

Durant stated that it was time for him to move on from Goodwin.  And move on is exactly what he has done.  Yesterday, SportsBusiness Daily’s Closing Bell cited undisclosed sources who have said that Durant signed with Rob Pelinka of Landmark Sports Agency.

Other players currently represented by Pelinka at Landmark Sports Agency include Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher, Andre Iguodala, Carlos Boozer, and Derrick Williams.

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.

One reply on “On To The Next One: Kevin Durant”

Im curious of GSM. Everything Ive read makes them out to be slimeballs. Its not a coincidence that big time players have left their agency. 

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