Labor and Agents

Labor and Agents: Excel reps Alex Smith; TV analyst deal coming

Weekly / Monday, July 19, 2021
Former NFL quarterback Alex Smith , who gained national acclaim for coming back to play after a life-threatening injury, has signed with Excel Sports Management for representation in all areas and is in talks with multiple networks about a studio or game...

ISE signs Bears LB Roquan Smith for off-field marketing

Daily / Friday, July 16, 2021
ISE has signed Bears LB Roquan Smith for marketing and all off-the-field endeavors. ISE VP/Talent & Marketing Janelle Miller will represent Smith, who was the No. 8 overall pick out of Georgia in the '18 NFL Draft and was named Second Team All-Pro in '20. Smith won multiple honors in college,...

Veteran exec Lou DePaoli joins General Sports Worldwide

Daily / Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Veteran sports exec Lou DePaoli has joined General Sports Worldwide as Managing Dir of Exec Search & Team Consulting. DePaoli has held multiple high level exec sports positions, including at the NBA, the Marlins, the Pirates and the Hawks. He was most recently Exec VP & CRO at the Mets. DePaoli...

ICM Partners signs Mark Sanchez for representation

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, July 14, 2021
ICM Partners has signed football broadcaster Mark Sanchez for representation in all areas and will co-represent him with NFL player agency Athletes First. ICM broadcasting agents Kristin Bredes LaFemina , Lou Oppenheim and Matt Sorger will rep Sanchez, who retired...

United Rugby Championship links with Roc Nation

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, July 14, 2021
The United Rugby Championship today announced a strategic consulting partnership with Roc Nation, in which the agency will assist in reaching new audiences through new initiatives and creative activation. Financial terms were not disclosed. Roc Nation will also assist in the development of a player advisory group, offering players...

Former agent suing Raptors coach Nurse

Closing Bell / Friday, July 9, 2021
NBA agent Warren LeGarie  "has filed a civil lawsuit" against Raptors coach Nick Nurse , one of his former clients, for breach of contract and is seeking financial relief. LeGarie in his suit says Nurse "failed to do certain things required by the representation contract."...

Wasserman signs new PGA Tour member Mito Pereira for representation

Daily / Thursday, July 8, 2021
Wasserman has signed pro golfer Mito Pereira for exclusive representation worldwide. The 26 year-old Chilean recently secured his PGA Tour card with three wins on the Korn Ferry Tour. Agent Chris Castleberry will lead the team representing Pereira, who is also a member of the Chilean National Team set...

Sportfive expands golf business, acquires Global Golf Management

Daily / Thursday, July 1, 2021
Sportfive has acquired Chicago-based Global Golf Management as the agency looks to expand its golf business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Global Golf Management principals Mike Harmon and Jeff Raedle will both assume the new titles of Exec VP/Golf Events for Sportfive and will report to President...