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On To The Next One (Again): Kris Humphries

As was first reported last week by Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg, Brooklyn Nets power forward Kris Humphries has terminated his relationship with basketball agent Dan Fegan and signed with Arn Tellem of Wasserman Media Group.  The change follows the recent news that Fegan separated from Lagardère Unlimited and rumors that Fegan is likely to join fellow basketball agent Happy Walters at the newly created Relativity Sports.

While the shift of Fegan’s business from one company to presumably another agency in the near future may have had some role in Humphries’ decision to move on, the forward’s best friend and business manager, Josh Ketroser, has indicated that the main concern for Humphries is that he wanted an agency that could be a one-stop shop for his needs, including providing assistance with his social media efforts and his foundation (The Kris Humphries Foundation).  Most importantly, Humphries wanted a company that could not only effectively negotiate his professional contracts, but also an agency with deep connections for marketing opportunities.

Humphries, a former #14 overall pick by the Utah Jazz, has shifted representation quite a few times in his eight year career.  In fact, this is not even the first time that he has fired Dan Fegan.  Last year, Humphries left Fegan and hired Marc Cornstein of Pinnacle Management.  It was not long before Humphries left Cornstein and went back to Fegan.  Now he is once again on to the next one.  But will this be his last one?

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.