What's Next For NBA Players Like Kristaps Porzingis As Agent Andy Miller Decertifies – Forbes

Andy Miller with Tyronn Lue, the former a long-time agent who is no longer certified by the NBA players’ union. (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage for Niche Media, LLC)

The balance of power in the world of NBA player representation was forever shifted when it was revealed in September that the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York had charged Christian Dawkins, a manager of NBA players, for being involved in a scheme involving bribery and fraud. Dawkins was an employee of ASM Sports, a company led by Andy Miller, who in roughly 23 years of representing athletes had negotiated over $1 billion in contracts and endorsements.

Miller started losing blue-chip clients, and the fallout has continued since the FBI used a warrant to raid his company’s offices.

The final domino may have fallen for Miller, with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reporting that Miller is no longer certified with the players’ union and no longer represents any players for team contract negotiations. He previously represented notable NBA players such as Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka, Jeff Teague, Timofey Mozgov and Kristaps Porzingis.

Miller’s decertification does not necessarily call for the end of his company, ASM Sports. Sources have indicated that Stephen Pina and Andrew Vye, employees at ASM Sports, will remain at the company at least in the immediate future and hope to take over as primary representatives for some of the company’s bigger players, such as the aforementioned Porzingis and Myles Turner, each approaching potentially lucrative contract extensions.

There is also a belief that Miller, while no longer named on players’ Standard Player Agent Contracts (SPACs), will remain in the business as a consultant and will unofficially assist on future client team contracts.

But Miller’s purported continued involvement may not be enough for ASM Sports

Read More Here...

This entry was posted in Basketball News. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.