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On To The Next One: Patrick Patterson

Patrick Patterson
Patrick Patterson was once a client of Odell McCants. He is now with Excel Sports Management.

Roughly a week ago, I was told by an inside source (and Tweeted) that Sacramento Kings forward Patrick Patterson was leaving his agent to hire Sam Goldfeder of Excel Sports Management.  I contacted Patterson’s agent Odell McCants of Capitol Sports Management LLC to confirm, but received no response.  However, it is now official that Patterson is no longer with McCants and will be represented by Goldfeder in the future.

In 2010, I interviewed McCants for this website just as McCants was entering the sports agent profession.  Patterson happened to be McCants’ first professional basketball client.  From the interview:

Heitner: What is something special about Patrick Patterson that most people don’t yet know?  It can be something off-the-court.

McCants: First, he is truly the honorable person that he is known to be.  What you see and what he is known as is the real Patrick.  What people may not know is he’s a follower of technology and is a huge movie fan.

Agents are always very high on their clients’ personalities and trustworthiness while they remain clients.  I imagine McCants thinks differently of Patterson now that he is on to the next 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.