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O.J. Mayo’s Search Ends With Smitty

O.J. Mayo‘s search for a new agent may have un-officially come to a close.  Mayo cannot actually sign a new NBPA licensed advisor until fifteen days after his firing of Leon Rose and CAA.  But the rumor is that the search party is over and that as soon as he is able to sign a […]

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Mayo Is Searching For A New Combo Of Advisors

Yesterday, Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal tweeted that O.J. Mayo, the Memphis Grizzlies guard going into his sophomore season in the NBA, has dropped both his marketing agency and contractual advisor.  His representation for team contracts was Leon Rose of Creative Artists Agency.  Mayo’s marketing agency was LRMR Marketing, a company that has LeBron James […]

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Is Creative Artists Agency Unstoppable?

After reading the article I wrote yesterday on CAA’s acquisition of CSMG’s President, Henry Thomas, and all of his clients, I realized that I did not spend enough time talking about the implications of this move on the sports agent industry as a whole.  CSMG wis probably gone for good, but what exactly does it […]

Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (6/19/09)

This Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up is coming to you from the capitol of Florida: Tallahassee. Yesterday, I woke up (actually barely even slept because of chirping birds all night) at roughly 6 a.m. to get my girlfriend ready for her MCAT. Thankfully that battle is behind us. I feel like I have been studying for […]

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USC Would Take The Floyd If It Came With No Mayo

O.J. Mayo has affected a lot of peoples lives.  He has given the town of Memphis hope that one day the Grizzlies will be a contender.  He gave BDA Sports Management a scare when there were allegations of a connection between BDA employee, Calvin Andrews, leading to Calvin’s one-year suspension by the NBPA.  Bill Duffy […]

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Running Calvin Andrews Into Trouble

Life was good for Calvin Andrews and BDA Sports.  They had locked up O.J. Mayo and were ready for another successful NBA draft.  Then came the news that O.J. Mayo had received money from Rodney Guillory, a runner for Andrews and BDA.  Calvin maintained that he stopped giving money to Mayo through runners prior to […]

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The Guillory Effect

Besides the NBA Draft, the summer is not looked at as a time to watch Men’s basketball, except if you’re an agent or “runner” like Rodney Guillory. If you have not heard the name Rodney Guillory before, then here is a brief recap. Guillory was said to be the “runner” between BDA Sports Management and […]


Jennings Sets Precedent, Heading Overseas

Darren recently penned an article titled, Brandon Jennings Is Done Before One that described the predicament 18-year-old Oak Hill graduate Brandon Jennings was faced with.  Jennings decision was then debated about Thursday on the Region Buzz radio show and has been a hot subject this week. Brandon Jennings was the best high school prospect in […]

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Grading The NBA Draft (By Agencies)

It has been a week since ESPN delightfully covered the 2008 NBA Draft.  Adam Silver has never had as many people cheer for him in his life (if you did not see the second round, then you have no idea what I am talking about).  We have had enough time to digest the plethora of […]

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NBA Draft Links Leading Up To The First Pick

Reminding all of you in the Chicago area to listen in on my interview with The Region Buzz Sports Show (1230AM WJOB) at 6 p.m. CST.  For everyone else, make sure to check it out when it is eventually posted up here.  Now on to the NBA Draft Day links: Derrick Rose is going to […]